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Kaiser Angst could barely keep his eyes open. Sasha was telling everyone at the table the same old story Kaiser had heard for the past three years, and though the story improved with each retelling, Kaiser was too tired to

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Sometimes a cockeyed notion

When I was a graduate student, having earned a Master’s degree I moved to New Mexico for the PhD program.  I quickly obtained  burn out.  After all those years of schooling, from first grade to M.S.,  I was sick of

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Zero to Hero Challenge #21

The Way of the Anthropologist It was in my first semester of college that I discovered anthropology.  I remember the professor, Dr. Bee, who was a cultural anthropologist, showed slides and films of “primitive” peoples.  He talked about what it

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Feel like Peru-sing?

Announcing the inception of The gringa chronicles on The Sapient Chronicles.   Follow the misadventures of archaeology students in Peru.  There are ham sandwich-loving piranha; a folk band; Peruvian secret service; communists; drug smugglers; a German mathematician; a murder; the

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Lucy in the blogo-sky with diamonds

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon I am a Biological Anthropologist, a skeptic and, an agnostic. I am genetically predisposed to criticize.  All the women in my family have this trait.  In

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Strange superstition: a Norse goddess and fear of irregular numbers

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood? – Judith Viorst The morbid fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevodekatriaphobia, derived from the Greek , paraskevi meaning “Friday”.   It

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Posted in anthropology, early humans, fight-or-flight response, Friday the 13th, humor, Life, luck, numerology, pagans, superstition

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