No exceptions to absolutes

Commentary by Terry Anker Sometimes, we have spring in February and winter in March. We humans tend to be a temporally methodical lot. We have rightly come to expect that morning follows the night...

Reusable Coffin in Melk Abbey (Photo by Don Knebel)

Melk Abbey and its reusable coffin

Commentary by Don Knebel An historic abbey in Melk, Austria is one of the most impressive buildings in the nation. It is also known for an invention that was never used. In 1089 A.D,...

Relax, hyperactivity is a good thing

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie In order to reach a daily 10,000-step goal, my wife continually checks her Fitbit. The other day she was shaking her arms wildly back and forth while watching TV. “What...

Opinion: The doors of our lives

Commentary by Terry Anker Famed American inventor Alexander Graham Bell, once said, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do...

Column: Karnak Temple’s Sacred Lake

Commentary by Don Knebel The Karnak Temple complex is thought to be the largest religious center in the world. It may have provided the inspiration for a religious ritual practiced by billions of people. In...