Weather Forecasts

“April and May will be warmer than usual, with near- to above-normal rainfall. The summer will be hotter than normal, primarily due to an exceptionally hot August. Rainfall will be very close to normal, with the heaviest rains in July.... Read More


Rolf Potts

“This afternoon, Old Lady Goodall manages to outdo herself. As I am toweling off under a tree, she strides up and starts to run her fingers over my chest and shoulders, like I’m some sort of sacred statue from Angkor... Read More



“The highlight of the 1990-91 field season was the discovery of two rooms, connected to a larger complex, which turned out to be the remains of baking facilities. Here bread had been baked in large, cumbersome, conical, ceramic molds, weighing... Read More



“Fire “Was he a cold fish?” I asked. “A fish?” “A cold person.” “He was hot and cold. He was all things.” –BC, from “Among the Ruins” On February 1984, an Englishman with a rucksack and walking-boots strides into a... Read More


One Word

simple. you’ll see one word at the top of the following page. you have sixty seconds to write about it. as soon as you click ‘go’ the page will load with the cursor in place. don’t think. just write.... Read More


“Starting the Journal Anew” Day

“As a teenager, I kept a diary for six or seven years–full of the angst or exams and the trials of never having a date–that I wrote in frequently, if not daily. During the dormitory years at college, my diary... Read More


The Legacy of Genghis Khan (Not Shown)

This Chinese handscroll celebrates the nomad’s indispensable relationship with horses, and hints as well at the kinds of landscapes that would be depicted in Ilkanid manuscripts. The scroll’s right side (not shown) dates to the Jin dynasty (11150-12340). By an... Read More


eBay Item #3710507099

VERY OLD HANDWRITTEN FRENCH DIARY This very old handwritten French diary has 24 pages and 12 of them have writing on them counting both sides of the page. It is 6″ x 9″ and is written on hand made paper.... Read More