Hola! Spring has sprung here and when weather has permitted I've been working hours outside daily doing the massive spring yard and garden clean-up. I swear there is more to clean up every year - or else I'm just getting older and slower. When I haven't been working outdoors I've been working on the house - there is always new decor to bring in and changes to make with the change of the seasons, along with thorough indoors cleaning from attic to basement. Whew!
Today I'm posting several items I've piled up over the past week or two or three. Enjoy! First up:
Have any of you heard of Dr. Peter Turchin? I can't recall ever hearing or reading about him until just this past week, and the article that I read made the hairs on the back of my neck tickle and stand up, wowsers! Like Dr. Allan Lichtman, co-creator with Dr. Vladimir Keilis-Borok of the incredibly predictive "Thirteen Keys to the White House" in 1981, Dr. Turchin's predictive model of recurring cycles of violence in the United States approximately every 50 years (other than in 1820) has thus far proven remarkably accurate.
Check out this article from Live Science and note the date: IT WAS WRITTEN ON AUGUST 12, 2012.
Will the US Really Experience a Violent Upheaval in 2020?
By Natalie Wolchover, August 3, 2012