Monthly Archive: February 2017

The Marti Gras Celebration

Marti Gras – image on Flickr.com Marti Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the Catholic Christian practice where a cross of ashes is placed on a worshiper’s forehead on the Wednesday in the seventh week before Easter. Marti Gras...

The Mystery of Ball Lightning

We have all watched lightning bolts emerge from dark rain clouds; lightning looking like jagged streaks. But, there is a very rare weather phenomenon in which lightning appears in the shape of a sphere or a pear with fuzzy edges and is called ball lightning. Although this...

Oriental Hotei God Was a Real Man

In China, Japan, and Vietnam, one of the most famous Gods of Oriental religion is the Hotei. He is the God of contentment, happiness, wealth, money, good luck, prosperity, and material abundance. This deity is the patron saint or patron God of fishermen, restaurant owners and workers,...