May 2014 Archives

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a documentary about the Chauvet Cave in France, which contain man-made art dating back 20, 000 years. The cave was sealed by a landslide thousands of years ago, until it was recently uncovered. This helped preserve the art drawn on the cave walls, which amazingly depicts the movement of ancient animals. Although many animal skulls and bones were found scattered throughout the cave, no human bones were found. This supports the idea that the cave may have been used for animal sacrifices in religious-type ceremonies. Man may not have wanted to be trapped inside such a cave, but preferred roaming in open land. The stalactites and stalagmites are particularly striking. The cave is only open for short periods of time, and a metal "sidewalk" has been constructed to preserve and protect the soil.

This is a very interesting documentary with amazing photography. Man's ability to produce such art may change our impressions of early humanoids. We may have to rethink how long man has existed on earth. This is well worth your time.
-Carl

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The Cross and the Towers

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Click for availability and more information The Cross and the Towers
 
Although the events of September 11th will never be forgotten, I found a DVD that I feel has helped me in the healing process. It's titled The Cross and the Towers. It chronicles the experiences of the many volunteers (firemen, policeman, clergy, etc.), as well as family members who lost relatives in this horrific event. It's also the story of hope as the human spirit is uplifted by the unselfishness of strangers trying to rescue survivors. Anyone who was directly involved at ground zero was deeply touched by the tragedy. The dramatic discovery of steel cross beams in the shape of a cross became the symbol of hope, not only for Christians, but people of all faiths.
-Carl

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Eleven

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Click for availability and more information Eleven, by Patricia Reilly Giff
 
Sam explores the attic for hidden birthday presents, and finds a newspaper article with his picture and the word "missing". Sam begins to doubt what he knows about his grandfather and his family. As his old memories begin to resurface, Sam recruits new girl Caroline to help him solve this mystery.
-Deirdre

Click for availability and more information The 100 Year-Old Secret (The Sherlock Files), by Tracy Barrett
 
Xena and Xander Holmes think living in rainy London will be boring until they are handed a note written in disappearing ink that leads them to a hidden room where they discover they are related to the great detective Sherlock Holmes.
-Deirdre

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