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A Pilgrim

This a modern pilgrim to Mexico’s Basilica of Guadalupe, crossing the flanks of Popocatepetl volcano on the way across Cortes Pass (the name of the route Hernan Cortes took through the mountains to the Aztec capital in the 16th century–allegedly Cortes sent someone up to the volcano’s crater for sulfur to replenish his gunpowder supply).

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Last Book Update and a Popocatepetl Volcano Video

How’s that for a mixed bag? 🙂 Seriously, though, it’s a gorgeous video of an eruption that happened just before (and during) sunset last night. You can find out more about this volcano and what it’s doing by clicking the “Popocatepetl” link at the top of this page. As for the book, since the update

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Guest Video: The Somme, Then and Now . . .

This is something different. But a hundred years ago today, at 11 a.m., the war to end all wars ended. War did not, unfortunately. But for all the people shown in this remarkable short film during fighting two years earlier, it was finally over. (Note: There are a few long-distance shots of dead bodies, but

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