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Line Ball

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

    The Nazca Lines are located in southwest Peru near the modern-day city of Nazca. They were created by the Nazca culture, who flourished there between 200 B.C.E. and 600 C.E. During those 800 years, the Nazca created a …

The Room of Wakes

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  For 391 years no outsider walked the passageways. For 391 years no outsider touched the walls. For 391 years no outsider saw the interior. Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/peru/docs/roomofwakes.pdf .

The Shrine

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

You approach as any new pilgrim would after a long, long journey across the dry, dusty desert. You approach with trepidation. You approach with wonder. You approach with reverence. Click here for the rest of the story: www.hackneys.com/travel/chile/docs/theshrine.pdf .  

Parallels

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

In the early 1900s Argentina was the second richest country in the world. In subsequent decades its middle class enjoyed a very high standard of living. The country was rich in seemingly infinite natural resources, copious crop producing areas whose …

In This Land

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Please see the PDF document at: http://www.hackneys.com/docs/in-this-land.pdf   You will need an Adobe PDF document viewer to open this file. You can download a free PDF viewer from Adobe at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html

22 Men

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

While visiting the R.B. McLean Mill National Historical Site, the last remaining commercial scale steam powered sawmill in North America, I had the opportunity to speak with one of the volunteers who keeps the place going and operates the mill …

The Seekers

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

December 25, 2004 It took some time to get our tree this year. We had a couple of abortive attempts, but one or the other of us was just not in the mood. Finally, a few weeks ago, we made …

The Footsteps of History

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

June 5, 2004  Hello to all,  This morning I awoke to the soft pastel light of sunrise illuminating the two story high stone wall ofour bedroom. The light was filtered through the intricately carved stone latticework of the upperrow of …