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Trevor Alex Appleby was born on October 31, 2012. He was born with an underdeveloped brain. His condition is known as Hydanencephaly “is a neurologic disorder in which the cerebral hemispheres are lacking although the cerebellum, brainstem, and other central nervous system tissues may be intact. The newborn with hydranencephaly may have normal neurologic functions, but does not develop. Computed tomographic scans indicate an absence of cerebral tissue”.
Trevor could be called a miracle child as he is living day-to-day. He was in the hospital for two months after his birth and only after surgery and persistence on his parent’s part, was he allowed to come home. His journey at home has been both rewarding and difficult as there have been several trips back to the ER and the hospital ... [Read more]...
|Maya Long Count Calendar will Click Over|
What Does 21 December Mean?
12/16/2012 - Joshua Berman
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The hour is upon us. This Friday at the stroke of solstice (4:12 a.m. Mountain Standard Time), the Maya Long Count calendar will “click over” to read “126.96.36.199.0,” read as, “thirteen b’aktun” — for the first time in 5,125 years.
The event has captured the world’s curiosity and imagination and this week, all eyes are pointed toward Mesoamerica: southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and parts of Honduras and El Salvador. So much attention being showered on the Maya people and their unique history, cosmology, and culture, presents a wonderful opportunity to ask a few questions.
What is “13 b’aktun”?
A b’aktun is a period of 144,000 days (about 393 years) in the Long Count. It is an especially important unit, “used for describing the creations of humans and of the world,” as Guatemalan writer Gaspar Pedro González says... [Read more]...
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