Thursday, January 19, 2017

One Day and a Wake Up

Finally! The Freedom Bird is coming!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Review - The Lost City of the Monkey God

Douglas Preston usually writes techno thrillers both alone or in partnership with Lincoln Child, but this is a true, modern day adventure story that combines technology and Indiana Jones in the search for a legendary city hidden in the mosquitia jungles of Honduras.

The book starts with the summary of previous searches for the "White City". Some of these "searches" were fake adventure writing. This brings us to the present day and the use of LIDAR to search for archaeological sites. There is a brief education on the technology and this leads into the logistics involved in getting a survey crew into the jungles.  The middle of the book covers the actual investigation, discovery and the difficulties of operating in the virgin jungle.

The discovery unleashes a rash of academic jealousy. The petty politics of academia make office politics look pale in comparison. But more than that, the explorers came down with a rare tropical disease and the story then moves to their treatment and how diseases devastated native populations when the old world explorers arrived.

If you like true adventure stories, this makes a great read

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's Rubber Ducky Day

For all you rubber ducky fans......

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

16 Days and a Wake Up

It's been a long time coming but the end is in sight. Endeavor to Persevere!

Head Count

The Kingdom beheaded 5 criminals in the final month of the year. Four were for murder and one was for drugs. This brings their 2016 total to 145 heads.