Bee’s Articles

Woman in the Iron Coffin

Homicide? This body in the iron coffin? They opened it as a crime scene investigation. But no. They were dealing with 150-year-old remains. Definitely one of the more interesting smallpox stories I've run across. I had to share this Newsweek article with you. The photo above is the facial reconstruction included in the article. 150-year-old remains…

A Blog by Any Other Name

Blog. Now there’s an interesting word. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this shortened word was coined May 23, 1999. According to Wikipedia, Jorn Barger coined the term “weblog” (a log on the web) on December 17, 1997. Then on that historic date in May 1999, Peter Merholz jokingly broke the word into the two-word…

Africa Memories Resurrected by Equatorial Guinea News Item

A new decree from Equatorial Guinea’s current president resurrected half-century-old memories of my life there. In fact, it’s the 7thsuch item to cross my desk this month. 7 news items. 7 memories. News items all the way from oil-rich EG's ranking on the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals for safe water and sanitation, to EG sending…