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Sandy on May 17th, 2011

As we all know, water is essential to all life on earth. It’s all about water. In the desert we are aware of the lack of water to sustain meaningful life and today we see the tragic consequences of too much with the what is happening to the people living close to mighty Mississippi river. […]

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A group of about 70 books each with 5 to 15 leaves and bound by lead rings, recently discovered,  could be the earliest Christian writing in existence have survived for almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. A flash flood apparently exposed two niches (plugs) inside the cave. One was marked with the Jewish symbol […]

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A woman digging in her backyard on the Florida Keys last fall found a jaw bone and a piece of human skull. Detectives were able tell her the bones were likely to be as much as 75 years old. Surprise! The results of radiocarbon dating tests have determined that the bones are around 2400 years […]

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I wanted to write about the Fortingall Yew, not only because some of my ancestors at one time lived and worked the area, but also because people have asked about it. It’s one of eight pictures that rotate on my blog and each time you visit SpittalStreet.com, or click on another page in the blog, […]

Continue reading about Scotland’s Fortingall Yew is 2000–5000 years old is the oldest tree in Europe