The experience of participating in a dig in the Palestinian West Bank in 2010 fueled my fire to write Shepherd, Potter, Spy—and the Star Namer. Continuing on the theme of fire building and campfires: Fire-building had a prominent role in the day-to-day life of the people of 1407 BCE. From fires to cook their food and provide […]
What’s in a “hometown”? Millions of people call the urban metropolises home. I suppose in nostalgic moments, they wistfully remember the clash of sounds, the diverse food fragrances, the hustle and bustle of exciting places to go and see. In a small town in a prairie setting, the wistful remembrances are in great contrast. The […]
AUTHOR: Keshub, you were featured recently as one of sixteen favorite characters in a 21st century blog. KESHUB: Huh? AUTHOR: Well, it’s complicated, but if you could speak to young people your age who live 3400 years after you, what would you say
Where am I? And where am I going? A simple question deserves a simple answer, my mother would say. Today, the simple answer is I am at home and I am going to a dental appointment today. But the bigger picture is SO MUCH BIGGER!
Which Way to the Dung Pile? Or What’s in a Setting? When you write about civilization at such an early time period as the Late Bronze Age, you strip down to the skivvies of life. The gran-mamaa of the Ra-eef’ family of potters…