Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amazing discovery in 2013

photo by Franck Goddio

Originally found in 2000,  an underwater excavation took place in June of 2013 out in Aboukir Bay, in the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 150 feet under the waters. This was a combined effort of  Franck Goddio, archaeologist, and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology.

What was found was an entire civilization from about the 8th century BC that had been lost. The Egyptian city was called Heracleion. The city is also known as Thonis-Heracleion and only was previously known due to ancient text discovered on land. This city was a major marine time hub for trade in and out of Egypt.

Excavation is still taking place but thus far the discovery has been astounding. Ancient stones with inscription, 16 foot statues and smaller statues of major and minor gods, gold coins, 60 or more ships, and several hundred parts of others, jewelry and ceramics are among the findings.

The city had been submerged due to erosion and rising sea levels. The find will only help bring back to life a city that may have been completely lost in time if not for the discoveries.

Monday, January 13, 2014

More music to love...

It seems since so many people loved my Boston Pops, that I would share some more with you today.

Even though this is a Christmas song per se, do you recognize the conductor?

This next one you might recognize from a now iconic film.

This singer also sung with the Boston Pops for her orchestra.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Do you have a 52 list?

A friend of mine decided to do 52 goals to work on rather than make resolutions. If the goals were not achieved then there is no beating one's self up over it. I thought I would make my own list and I am publishing it here for you to read and to encourage me to keep on task. It turn out I have a list of 53 instead.

Do you make goals for yourself? Tell me in comments.
Happy New Year!
~Linda Cadose

Here are my goals.                                27. Love more
1. Lose weight                                       28. Be kind to animals
2. Exercise more                                    29. Be more attentive to elderly neighbors
3. Put new tires on my car.                   30. Write everything down.
4. Put a new battery in my car.               31. Keep a journal.
5. Watch less TV.                                    32. Be more organized
6. Read more.                                          33. Study more
7. Donate to St. Jude's Hospital               34. Volunteer
8. Donate to feed the children                   35. Do not lose address book.
9. Eat more vegetables                              36. Eat more fiber.
10. Visit friends more often                        37. Stop eating fried foods.
11. Visit family more often                          38. Stop eating fast foods
12. Walk more                                            39. Keep a journal.
13. Stop eating bread.                                40. Stop procrastinating
14. Stop eating anything with sugar.           41. Stop eating pasta.
15. Finish writing 3rd book                           42. Go to OA meetings once a week.
16. Write 4th book this summer                    43. Weigh myself once a week.
17. Write 5th book this fall                              44. Go to plays more often
18. Travel more.                                              45. Renew license on time.
19. Take more nature walks                               46. Go to the gym 3 times a week.
20. Buy more books                                           47. Ride the bike at the gym 3 times a week.
21. Get pictures to my editor                            48. Stop misplacing things
22. Go to the cinema more often.                         49. Offer to drive people to the doctor's
23. Feed the birds more often                               50.Keep better records
24. Cook more.                                                      51. Be more efficient.
25. Eat out less.                                                      52. Write to friends more often
26. Finish requirements for license.                         53. Remember birthdays