Curious Ramblings of a Semi-Literate Lush
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Curious Ramblings of a Semi-Literate Lush
I am your intrepid lunatic leader when it comes to all things insane. That’s not to say that everything I post will be completely mad, but most are simple ramblings of a semi-educated, barely literate lush with way too many stories to share. I hope to make you laugh, think, and possibly raise an angry first at some of the things I write. If I get you to do all three, then my job is done. Cheers to all. Please feel free to comment on any and all posts.
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The Popol Vuh, Part One

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When Gods Fail to Be Gods Since it is virtually impossible to summarize the Popol Vuh the way I want to, I have decided to break down each part of the five-part tale. This story of the Maya creatio...
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The Mesoamerican Ballgame

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Humanity’s First Team Sport For those who are avid football fans, soccer for you North Americans, you must thank the Mesoamerican ballgame for making your favorite sport possible. Just do me this...
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Burns Avenue Upgrading pictures

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Burns avenue is coming along nicely.  They've gotten most of the bricks laid in the road.  Great work, guys.  There are a few pictures of the Cayo Outdoor Theatre on there too.  Tonight they are playing Un Rey el La Habana.


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A Traveler Returns to What Used to be Home

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By: Brian Adamson   After nearly eight years living in Belize I thought it was time to return to Atlanta. I had my reasons, I missed my two nieces, I wanted to pursue a writing career, I wante...
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The Right to Remain

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Maya Leaders Alliance to Voice Concerns over GOB Appeal For years, the basic human rights of the Maya of Belize have been under attack from the Government of Belize, specifically the government’s...
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Belize’s Crown Jewel

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By Brian Adamson How does one describe something that is indescribable? The short answer is “one cannot,” for some things simply must be experienced to be believed. Mahogany Hall Boutique Resor...
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The Common in Commonwealth

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Students from the University of Toronto join ISIS Belize for a cultural tour of Belize Recently, 13 students from the University of Toronto, escorted by Dr. Richard Lee, professor emeritus and reno...
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Much Ado about Floods

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  Noah vs. Gilgamesh Most of us remember having to sit as quiet as we could while our Sunday school teacher rambled on about this old fella’ who once built a boat large enough to carry two o...
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Constantine, the Man Who Opened the Door for Christianity

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We are all aware of the story of Jesus, his disciples and what impact they had on the spreading of Christianity, yet there is one man in history who did more than all of these men put together to m...
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Christianity & Copyright Infringement

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  Now, this is something I have always wanted to do (take religion to court) but the legal fees would be insane, so I’ll leave out all the legal nonsense and cut right to the chase. Christia...
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Legends – Belize Story #1 – 2004

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Okay, so I have had requests for some of the more odd and dangerous stories of my time here in Belize, and I figure the “Legends” story should start things off proper. Now, it should come as no...
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Redneck Pools

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By Brian Adamson Central America, Belize, Mt. Pine Ridge The funny thing about rednecks is that they can be found in every corner of the globe. I am not sure when the hillbilly Diaspora happened, b...
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The Popol Vuh, Part Two

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The Death of Seven Macaw and His Sons Hunahpu and Xbalanque plotted to destroy the trickster God and his sons, all who tried to magnify themselves over all things. The boys, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, ...
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Belize Votes Resounding "No" to Offshore Oil Drilling

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96% of Belizeans that voted in yesterday's referendum voted against offshore oil drilling.  

 

"The message could not be any clearer; Belizeans do not want Offshore Drilling in the country. This has been proven with the outcome of the People’s Referendum that asked the voting populace of Belize if they agreed with Offshore Drilling in the country. The voting took place on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Results from the People’s Referendum, organized by Oceana Belize and Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage, indicate that 96% (28,208) voted NO, 4% (799) voted yes for Offshore Drilling out of a total of 29,235 overall voters."


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Electric squid powers homes in Belize

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Does that actually say, "Electric squid power[sic] homes in Belize?"  Did we read that right?  

 

"A team of scientists from Belize have succesfully harvested electricity from squid. The invertebrates have been discharging enough bioelectricity to run the lighting and air-conditioning units at the research centre on Glover’s Reef Caye on the Caribbean coast.

 

The team lead by Dr Dino Vanidici have published their findings in the Journal of Invertebrate Science and believe it could herald a breakthrough in sustainable energy. The researchers used the Belize Rainbow Squid which discharges an electric shock equivalent to 202V but has been known to produce up to 380V, they then collected the discharge onto a conductor placed in the pen and used it to charge a capacitor which was connected to a large set of batteries...

 

The Rainbow Squid is plentiful in the seas around Belize and has been found across the western Caribbean coastal waters of Mexico, Honduras and as far east as Cuba and the Caymans. If the trials in Belize are successful the project could be duplicated across the region."


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Paddle Like the Ancients

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By Brian Adamson Central America, Belize, San Ignacio For those who have seen the movie ‘Deliverance,’ I can completely understand why canoeing down a river might seem like a horrible idea.  H...
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Cosmic Difficulties

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By Brian Adamson By no means am I an expert in astrophysics, regular physics, or even one who can converse on the workings of the cosmos in any real academic level. All I know is that the cosmos is...
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Ecomagination

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New Belizean Jungle Lodge Does Sustainability the Right Way, From the Heart The new era of sustainability has brought on many organizations that claim to be part of the movement. However, most seem...
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The Truth Behind December 21, 2012

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I figured I would address a topic that seems to be on the tip of every tongue these days, the Mayan prophecy of December 21, 2012. Many think that this is the date that the world will end, although...
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Mormonism, True American Christianity; Part 1

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A Religion Created by an Undeniable Charlatan For those paying attention you will notice that this is part 1 in a 2 part series about the Mormon religion. Part 1 has everything to do with Mormonism...
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Virgin Births

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The Fallacy of Parthenogenesis in Religion We all know the Christmas story of the miraculous birth of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth. His mother Mary was said to be untouched by man (a virgin), yet giv...
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An Ancient Lifestyle and the Modern World

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An Example of How Capitalism has encroached into a Traditional Mayan Village First, we need to get one fact out of the way. The Maya did not disappear into the darkness of history. There remain man...
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San Pedro Golf Carts – Belize Story #3 – 1999

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Before I moved to Belize, I made several visits with my family to visit my aunt who lived there. Like most, our first trip was to San Pedro Town. Feel free to roll your eyes at this point; I do the...
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Caracol Monkeys – Belize Story #2 – 2005

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While the title of the piece has a lot to do with monkeys, this story is really about one man’s time experiencing fear, opportunity and most of all, an idea that could easily be labeled ‘the wo...
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