I have learned a lot about Volcanoes

I have learned a lot about Volcanoes

I studied this picture, and it took me a long time to figure out how I could be looking down on the main setting of my story in Threatened Loyalties. I knew Herculaneum was an extremely popular beach town in Ancient Rome. Just take a look at how high I was when I took...
What’s your gemstone?

What’s your gemstone?

January Garnet and Rose Quartz By her in January born, No gem save garnets should be worn. They will ensure her constancy Truth friendship and fidelity What does Connecticut, Idaho, New York, Vermont…Celts, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Anglo Saxons and Victorians...
The Kissing Disease – Do as the Romans do

The Kissing Disease – Do as the Romans do

As I said earlier, “ And as Romans do…it became an art or culturized. Into various forms of kissing.” They had different kinds of kisses.  Osculum was a friendship kiss …not of passion but a greeting. The infamous kiss on each cheek (Godfather kiss) ...
The Kissing Disease – Is it a disease

The Kissing Disease – Is it a disease

No. Yes. The act of placing one’s lips upon another’s does stimulate hormones and creates a delightful mood as a result of oxytocing being released whtich creates one’s attraction for more ‘good’ vibes.  Dopamine is also released which stimulaes the pleasure scenter...
The Kissing Disease – Those kissing invaders

The Kissing Disease – Those kissing invaders

Blame India.  They are believed to have started the art of kissing around 1500bc with the Vedic Sanskrit.  Buried in those writing are references to pressing and rubbing noses as a sign of affections. And then… about 500 to a 1000 years later in the Mahabharata...