What Lies Beyond

Month: September 2020

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

How the story of the three little pigs relates to the development of Britain Image by ArtTower from Pixabay¬†   I was watching a show tonight that sparked something in me that I didn't expect. I'm a huge fan of ancient history, especially Ancient Britons. One of my favorite documentary series is a show called Mystic Britain. I love that they try to go back as far in time as possible. So how does any of this relate to the story of the three little pigs? Allow me to explain my "epiphany". We all know the story of the three little pigs. They try to avoid the big bad wolf by building houses to keep them safe. There's a house of straw, a house of sticks, and a house of bricks. The last is the only one that isn't susceptible to the wolf's terror. Now, up to the point of watching a particular episode of Mystic Britain, I would have never put these 2 concepts together. But hear me out. The episode I watched was called Ice Age Shaman and it discussed an area known as Star Carr. This site has produced finds that go back some 11,000 years.¬† One of the things found at Star Carr is signs of holding one of the oldest "houses" in all of Britain. Archaeologists deduced from stains and potholes found in the ground that the "house" was most likely a small, round hut. The show's host and 2 archaeo-architects created what they thought the house would look like, using only materials that would have been available to humans that far back in time. They created a small house made of straw. They estimate the time of the house, and the archaeology around it, to be around 11,000 years old. That would put…
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Stargate Universe

Image by Xpics from Pixabay You may not know this--and you probably don't--but I'm a huge Sci-Fi fan. I'm not one of those people who is either pro-Star Trek or pro-Star Wars, I love them both. But my all-time favorite is the Stargate franchise. I remember when the movie came out with James Spader and Kurt Russel. I mean, damn, that movie was my "awakening". When Stargate SG1 came out on television, I never missed an episode. I've had a thing for Richard Dean Anderson since his MacGyver days. He's always been yummy in my book. But the whole series was just awesome. As an ancient history fanatic, it spoke to every aspect of my nerd life. Yes, boys and girls, I'm a huge nerd and I'm okay with that. Then Stargate Atlantis came out and I was over the moon happy. I do wish they would have followed the Merlin storyline, but that's a different post. However, I fell in love with the whole story...to a point. As this series wore on, it became boring and I drifted away. If I had known it was going to lead to another series, I might have stuck around a little longer. I am also a huge fan of Lou Diamond Phillips. I follow him on Twitter and was thrilled to find out that he actually interacts with his fans. He's even retweeted a couple of my responses to him. I felt like a rock star. But imagine my surprise when I found out that he was on the series Stargate Universe. Wait, there's a new Stargate show? And LDP is a character? And I missed it? What the hell? Yes, kids, this old broad went and found the show and am in the process of binge-watching it as we speak.…
a month ago