Posts Tagged ‘ volcano ’

HERCULANEUM

HERCULANEUM

It’s the last week in October. That means soon there’ll be lots of ghosts and goblins walking the streets begging for sugary treats. The TV stations will replay classic vampire and zombie movies. Some intrepid epicureans will delight in eating marzipan eyeballs. We’ll all have a ghoulishly delightful time. But let me take you...

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POMPEII

POMPEII

In the early afternoon of August 24th 79 AD an unusual cloud hung over Mt. Vesuvius. We know this because, Pliny The Younger, an 18 year old and one of a handful of people who survived the devastating eruption of this infamous volcano, later wrote about his experience.Pliny The Younger: “Let us leave the...

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MOUNT ST. HELENS, THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION

MOUNT ST. HELENS, THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION

May 18, 2014 was the 34th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption. We didn’t realize this when we drove up to the mountain on May 17. It was just a drive into the countryside to take a closer look at what the mountain was like now. I grew up in an area where...

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