The Dragon and the Snake God

Snakes can be deadly. From cobras to rattlesnakes, poisonous snakes kill approximately 90, 000 people a year across the world. Such powerful animals were made into Gods in many cultures. Buddha slept under the protection of the seven-headed Naga God. Naga is a cobra (also referred to as Naja), who, in its divine form, has…

Mexico Time Patrol part 2

Previously on Mexico Time Patrol. Late 70’s. I was doing an MBA at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide). I’d managed to get accepted in a summer Mayan anthropology course in Yucatán. An incredible month of discovering Mexico, the Maya culture with the entire anthropology department. Above: Uxmal. I think it is the quadrangle…

Time Patrol. Mexico

My first trip to Mexico was to Yucatán. Land of the Maya. I was in Grad school at the Univershity of Alabamer, Tuscalooser. A good friend of mine then, Victor E. was from Mérida. I saw him at the cafeteria in Mary’s Hall. “Hey Victor. What’s up man?” “Great” he says. “I’m going home in the…