Stone Circle

At the Earth Sanctuary on Whidbey Island there is a stone circle. It is a modern interpretation of the ancient structures that dot the northern European landscape, about which little of certainty is known. It’s safe to say they were communal structures that served to bind groups together as central gathering places for social rituals,Continue reading “Stone Circle”

Burn the Boats!

It is said that Cortez ordered his men to burn their boats so that they had no choice but to conquer or die. This is not true. He ordered that the ships be sunk, not burned, to prevent a second mutiny of soldiers who were still loyal to their Cuban home (and conceivably wanted toContinue reading “Burn the Boats!”