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Climber on the Lotus Flower Tower

Lotus Flower Tower and The Cirque of the Unclimbables

Lotus Flower Tower Nahanni National Park Reserve Northwest Territories, Canada Lotus Flower Tower is the crown jewel of the Cirque of the Unclimbables and one fine night upon sunset, down on Bikini Beach in Vancouver BC, I met a man that had climbed the Lotus Flower Tower to the summit. This distinguished rock climber shared […]

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Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Bridge under Construction

Vancouver Lions Gate Bridge sunset reflection in a tide pool, 2002 The Lions Gate Bridge, opened in 1938 and officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of the District of […]

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Bikini Beach, Vancouver

Bikini Beach, Vancouver

One of the best kept secrets of the city of Vancouver is the the tiny beach at the entrance to Stanley Park, at the start of Lost Lagoon Drive, where the Pacific kisses the sandy log strewn shores. The beach, some say, earned her name because of it’s size, others say because it’s the best […]

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Ziggurat of Ur and the Plan of the Pope

BAGHADAD – Pope Francis is due to hold an inter-religious prayer service at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur when he visits Iraq next week – an event local archeologists hope will draw renewed attention to the place revered as the birthplace of Abraham. (Source: Reuters) The father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Abraham is […]

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Mar-A-Lago — the Florida estate of Marjorie Merriwether Post, designed by Joseph Urban. Image courtesy of federal HABS—Historic American Buildings Survey in Florida project.

Mar-a-Lago the Winter Whitehouse

Mar-A-Lago — the Florida estate of Marjorie Merriwether Post, designed by Joseph Urban. Image courtesy of federal HABS—Historic American Buildings Survey in Florida project. Silicon Palms was incorporated in Florida on 9.9.99 and the first office was in Palm Beach County. Many times I have passed the gate of Mar a Lago but never entered, […]

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La Ceiba

La Ceiba on the Gulf of Honduras

Today I was invited to La Ceiba, to work on a project in a modern city growing in Honduras, where locals and Expats are developing the community of the future. The plan is to construct a new hospital to provide health care services and improve the benefits for workers of luxury eco-resorts. (NOTE: new hospital […]

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Lake Okanagan

British Columbia in Winter

Okanagan Lake in winter British Columbia in winter has a magic all of it’s own, not always sunshine and rainbows but when the combination of elements and weather conditions come together a majesty unfolds and wilderness becomes art. There is nothing quite like the “snow crater” that forms beneath Wells Gray Provincial Park’s Helmcken Falls […]

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Mount Robson, Canadian Rockies

British Columbia Gold Rushes

Mount Robson, Canadian Rockies Gold on my mind lately and learning for the first time about the Omineca Country, also the omineca geology of British Columbia and why the gold rushes happened. The word omineca was used in geology to describe a rift region of land, left behind after dramatic upheaval, followed by millions of […]

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Woodcut in 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle depicting the fall of Babylon

Alignment of Planets to Mark the Fall of Babylon

Hillah, Iraq (May, 29th 2003) — A U.S. Marine Corps Humvee vehicle drives down a road at the foot of Saddam Hussein’s former Summer palace with ruins of ancient Babylon in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson. (RELEASED) Future proves past. Fall of Babylon written in the sky […]

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Emerald Tablets and the Halls of Amenti

Emerald Tablets and the Halls of Amenti

All day today, for some reason, I had this echoing reminder to post something about the Halls of Amenti, as it’s the most descriptive explanation of a place I’ve been trying to articulate experiences that have occurred to me, on two instances that I was distinctly aware of and very possibly another instance when I […]

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