Archives for September 2012

What Scares Me

Teo Bishop has a post on Patheos titled “Paganism Beyond the Warm and Fuzzy.” He describes two personal experiences where someone almost died in dramatic fashion and one dream where he was sure he was going to die, then says: All things have their place, and there is certainly a place for the warm and [Read More…]

The Parthenon

In looking through some notes today I realized that while I’ve written about five of the ancient temples I visited earlier this year, I never wrote about the most famous of them, the Parthenon in Athens. The Parthenon, dedicated to Athena Parthenos, is the largest structure on the Acropolis of Athens. It was completed in [Read More…]

As Fast as a Speeding Oak

I intended yesterday’s post on the perspective of the gods to be about the importance of taking a longer range view of things, but it ended up going in a slightly different direction. So today I want to come back to the topic of time and the rate of change. What I have to say [Read More…]

The Perspective of the Gods

Millions of years of evolution have given us the instinct to live for today – eat all you can now, since you don’t know when you’ll be able to find food again. Thousands of years of civilization have taught us to plan ahead, to plant crops and build houses. The two combined have taught us [Read More…]