Reading update 2014

When I was younger, I used to be a very avid reader. I would read anything, to the tune of at least a book a week. A few years ago, however, I stopped reading pretty much all together, for a variety of reasons, including major life changes and later a prolonged case »

What's wrong with history?

I have always been interested in history, and have been blessed with one of the greatest history teachers during my highschool years. The class was taught entirely without any textbooks, he had a handful of points in history he planned to talk about during the year, and he expected the students to »

Black Uniforms

Part one: Man is stopped by an officer who thought he wasn't wearing a seatbelt (he was). Man asks many times if he's being detained, but the officer refuses to answer. Man refuses to show his ausweiss until he's given a valid reason, eventually let go with a verbal warning. (Youku) Part »

Yazidi beliefs

There appears to be widespread confusion in the media about who the Yazidi are, what they believe and why they're persecuted by ISIS. I long have had an interest in the many religious origin stories, so I'd like to share my thoughts on the matter. The Yazidi believe that Melek Taus, the »