Some 440 Million years ago in what would later become Vermont, the land form including future New Hampshire and Maine came slamming in, pushing up the Green Mountains in what’s known as the Taconic Orogeny.
“Is that… something?”
I stared at a scalloped-shell shape seemingly carved into the cave wall in front of me. It was something, all right. Exactly what? That remains a mystery, for now. Opinions differ. But it could be a possible petroglyph or mud glyph — ancient, Native American cave art.
Prehistoric art on a cave wall in Burlington, Vermont?
**Caution — Spoilers for Episode Eight “Previously On…” of WandaVision**
While I’ll maintain X-Men villain Mojo is behind the TV shenanigans in WandaVision until proven otherwise, perhaps in the next episode, this week’s Episode Eight Previously On… certainly filled in a lot of gaps in the story. It also served as a reminder of how much Wanda and the Vision’s powers and very existences are tied into the Infinity Stones.
To paraphrase Doctor Strange, the Infinity Stones each controlled an essential aspect of existence: Space, Reality, Power, Soul, Mind, and Time. They were seemingly destroyed by Thanos in…
**Caution — Spoilers for Episodes One — Five of WandaVision**
Is Wanda Maximoff her own worst enemy? Maybe that’s the big twist of this series — Wanda turns evil! Her grief makes her go bad… Maybe they’re setting her up to be Doctor Strange’s adversary in his next film?
Or maybe not.
We are analyzing and attempting to understand a TV series in which they are… analyzing and attempting to understand a TV series. It is all so very oddly, deliciously meta! …
Democratic lawmakers call for the expulsion of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia over racist and abusive behavior, for her support of violent acts against other politicians, and her amplification of QAnon and other false conspiracies. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush asks to have her offices moved away from Taylor Greene’s due to her confrontations. Muslim members of Congress feel personally threatened — in a publicity stunt, Greene once roamed the Capitol trying to compel Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to re-swear their oaths of office on the Bible because they’d taken theirs on the Koran.
An all-time cult-favorite and gem of 1990’s television, science fiction series Babylon 5’s creative influence still shapes the shows we watch today. Babylon 5’s five-year-novel-for-television story arc structure directly inspired the creators and story structures of both LOST and Battlestar Galactica. In a sense, Babylon 5 paved the way for all of the arc-based television we now see. Groundbreaking, indeed.
Characters on Babylon 5 grew. Some evolved — some devolved — and most truly changed over the course of the arc. Major characters left, or died. Time travel between seasons worked in mind-blowing ways. This definitely wasn’t regular, episodic TV…
DONAHUE SEA CAVES, ARTHUR PARK, BURLINGTON, VERMONT —
These days, it’s the Donahue (or Intervale, or Burlington) Sea Caves, found on Long Pond in Arthur Park, on the edge of the wetlands in Burlington’s Intervale. It’s only accessible on foot during the winter, when the pond freezes over. Been meaning to explore the site since learning of the Sea Caves’ existence a few years ago. This week, I finally made my way over there.
More proof humans were here over 130,000 years ago? Additional testing has added weight to the evidence there were human Mastodon Hunters on the West Coast of North America around 110,000 B.C., though many in archaeology and anthropology remain unconvinced. Then again, the Cerutti Mastodon Site in San Diego, California — and its dating — have been controversial since its discovery was announced just over three years ago.
What they discovered and documented are the remains left by human scavengers who picked apart a Mastodon carcass, and broke open its bones to get to the marrow. One of the mastodon’s…
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