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Favorite Pic of the Eclipse from

OK. When you write fiction, you lose track of time … place … and maybe even … reality. I really intended to see the eclipse … but I was writing. I even had my vegetable strainer ready to show the crescents without looking. See the strainer example! So here is my daily connection to the […]

An Unexpected Gift That Made Me Squeal!

  Among the emails today, I opened one that caused me to squeal! Really loud! Dr. Bryant Wood sent me an endorsement for my novel Shepherd, Potter, Spy—and the Star Namer!     The Dr. Bryant Wood in the brown hat: our dig director in this picture from our dig square at Khirbet el-Maqatir of […]

My Time as a Dry Sifter

  Dr. Byars gave us a job at the dry-sifting station for the rest of the day. Poles were set up like a swing set with rectangular boxed screens suspended from the top pole by chains connected to a roller atop the crosspiece. We received labelled buckets of dirt from various squares. We dumped a […]

“Up in the Morning … Out on the Dig …”

DAILY JOURNAL OF TRIP TO ISRAEL, 2017 June 12, 2017, THE DIG AT SHILOH   How is your Monday morning routine? How about trying the routine of an archaeologist? “Up in the morning … out on the dig … workin’ like an archaeologist’s helper all day. And the lucky old sun … ain’t got nothin’ […]