Monthly Archives: November 2010

Good News from Haiti

This has been a terrible year for Haiti. For many years I have worked in Haiti and the Dominican Republic building schools, assisting orphanages, documenting Human Trafficking and child slavery for Human Rights organizations, teaching science and English and providing … Continue reading

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Syncretism in the Tang Dynasty Book

Disciple of the Pear Garden, Syncretism of Religion, Art, and Science During the Tang Dynasty at Amazon.com in January of 2011. Available through New Sinai Press.  Proof copies are available now for Christmas at  http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/a-disciple-of-the-pear-garden/13847904 at a 25% discount. This … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Butterflies

This is a small blue that tends to stay in the grass. This butterfly belongs to a class of brown butterflies. This butterfly is a joy to watch. It glides with wings straight out. It flaps one or two stokes … Continue reading

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Re-Memory: Neurological Clues to Syncretism

In 1968 there was an American football game between Harvard and Yale. It ended in a tie although Harvard trailed the entire game. Even with 42 seconds to go Harvard trailed 13 to 29. A touchdown, an onside kick and … Continue reading

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Playing Volleyball with Anne Dillard

      I was a guest at Christ in the Desert Monastery in New Mexico waiting for a VISA to return to Turkey where I was serving as a priest and assistant to the Bishop at St. Gabriel Syriac … Continue reading

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Jesus in a China Cave

Lǚ Dòngbīn (呂洞賓) A sculpture of Lu Dong Bin (also called Lu Yan, and Lu Tung Pin) is in Dazu, China among the caves of Baishan. I have identified his historic figure as direct evidence of Christianity in the Caves … Continue reading

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Caves of Chongqing

      Chongqing is a city of caves. They have been used for shelter, protection in war, and storage areas for over 12 thousand years. Ancient Ba people carved caves in the soft limestone. Early Chinese civilizations used these … Continue reading

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