I t was a small village, up where the hills are so steep you could call them mountains.   But that was something only immodest people would do.   Such as the flatlanders.   The villagers were not immodest. It did not do to be …

C an History repeat itself?   Let me tell you a story where it did.   Cincinnatus remembered the first time exactly. He had just decided to come back from the field to rest in the shade of his little pergola, enjoying the view of …

T he pyramid stood glowing against the rising sun. It dwarfed the vast expanse of simple buildings around it, and since the main roads all pointed towards it, it looked as if a giant octopus had descended onto the city, and sucked all life towards …

The Monastery was situated at the end of the world. Since the beginning of time it had been sitting high up in that remote valley of the Himalayas. For generations, the monks followed their daily routines as laid out in the scriptures. The common prayers. The fasting. …