20th Century Machiavelli

Edward Burnays, the 20th Century Machiavelli. Edward Burnays is the man who invented modern public relations. Few people have had a larger impact on society in their lifetimes, but I bet you’ve never heard of him. In fact, Burnays and his PR firm had a hand in everything from popularizing cigarettes for women, all the way … Continue reading 20th Century Machiavelli

Inca Masonry

Here are shots I took of Inca masonry that I’d like to share from my trip to Peru in 2016. Pisac Ruins between Pisac and Cuzco (tell me the name if you know it) Sacsayhuaman Machu Pichu Ollantaytambo

The Work of Adelphoi Zangaki (the Zangaki Brothers)

The Work of Adelphoi Zangaki (the Zangaki Brothers). These two brothers were Greek photographers. They were probably called Constantine and George, though we don’t actually know for sure. Between 1870 and 1890, the brothers travelled throughout Egypt and other parts of what was the Ottoman Empire at the time, taking pictures of all the greatest … Continue reading The Work of Adelphoi Zangaki (the Zangaki Brothers)

Call to Adventure

Excerpt That Obsessed Me – by Anthony Bourdain. “I wanted adventures. I wanted to go up the Nung river to the heart of darkness in Cambodia. I wanted to ride out into a desert on camelback, sand and dunes in every direction, eat whole roasted lamb with my fingers. I wanted to kick snow off my boots … Continue reading Call to Adventure


Science News I’ve been Following Closely – The return of the Hayabusa2 space craft to Earth. Launched by the Japanese Space Agency JAXA in 2010, the Hayabusa2 is establishing itself as one of humanity’s most impressive technological achievements in space. The space craft was sent from earth in 2014. Since then, it has orbited the sun with … Continue reading Hayabusa2


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