Suffer the children…

How many more mass graves lie hidden? Continue reading Suffer the children…

When in Rome, do as the tourists do

Near the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, concealed by its plain exterior, is the less well known Basilica of Saint Praxedes. It contains some of the most beautiful Byzantine mosaics in the city. Continue reading When in Rome, do as the tourists do

You can’t tell a book by its cover

The village church of Santiago Tupátaro in Mexico’s Michoacán State was built in 1775. Indian artists painted the entire wooden ceiling with scenes of the life and death of Christ and the Virgin Mary. A simple whitewashed building, standing on old wooden planks, conceals the richness and beauty within. Continue reading You can’t tell a book by its cover

“Now slides the silent meteor on”

The Allende meteorite crashed to earth in 1969 over Mexico and broke into hundreds of fragments that contain microscopic diamonds and have become collector’s pieces. Such extraterrestrial visitors have left their mark on Earth’s history and its fragile human cargo. Continue reading “Now slides the silent meteor on”