Friday, April 3, 2009
The fascination with the mysteries of the past has built careers and consumed lives; few puzzles have fired the imagination more than the great monoliths of Stonehenge. Around the questions of Stonehenge, have legends of sacrifice and pagan ritual developed, yet for hundreds of years few answers were found. Finally in 1963, using pen and paper and a state of the art (for the time) IBM computer, astronomer Gerald S. Hawkins solved what had been unsolvable. Using the night sky as the Druids would have seen it and the positions of the Sun and the Moon, Hawkins was able to demonstrate the sophistication of the calculations of the ancients and discover the truth of Stonehenge.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
When Katherine Givens receives a package from UPS she sets out on an amazing adventure. Inside the package is a pair of red sneakers containing the ashes of her beloved friend Anne Freemen. A set of instructions guides her to gather other pallbearers for the traveling funeral and they set out on a cross country road trip. Every stop brings something new as the small group of strangers carry Annie's ashes to the special places in her life. Travel with them as they share stories and bond, all because of their friend Annie. Karen