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Cloud Shadow of Mt. Rainier

Photo: Nick Lippert Take a look at this: a phenomenal sunrise of Mt. Rainier in Washington state, where the volcano actually casts a sky shadow on the clouds! From Seattle’s Komo News: Mt. Rainier has quite a few tricks up its sleeve for [...]

Summer Solstice 2011

(vimeo link) The sun has reached its northernmost peak, as of 1:17EDT, so we are officially into summer now. It you live in the southern hemisphere, you’ve just passed the winter solstice. In honor of the occasion, Josh Cohen put together this short and sweet greeting. Link -Thanks, Josh!

How the Führer Stole Christmas

While the Third Reich was described by many as having many of the trappings of a religious sect – it was led by a cult figure with Messianic visions, had its own dogma and rituals and earned, by merit of by force, the faith of a congregation – Hitler was very clear about having no [...]

9 Obscure Holidays in December (Besides Christmas)

There are obscure holidays, and then there are really obscure holidays. I used to think Canadian Boxing Day and Three Kings’ Day were weird; in reality, there are so many holidays stuffed into our calendar that you could spend the whole year observing them and still miss a few. Here are a few of my [...]