Jeffrey LewisGreetings from Akumal

In Mayan, Akumal is “place of the turtles” — at least that is what Wikipedia tells me.  We’re here with the Tomero-Shaws, enjoying the waves, sunshine and chili peppers.

“Place of the turtles” is appropriate because, as of late, I’ve been blogging like a tortoise.

Still, slow and steady wins the race.  I’ve got a couple of things in the hopper, so this has actually been an intellectually productive time for me.  Just not on the blog.  For now.

I’ve got a couple of posts in various stages of completion, so we should be back to our regularly scheduled programming beginning Monday.

Until then …


  1. Coyote (History)


    You spoiled guy! My best to your lass and wee one. Remember, we owe each other a pitcher-a-piece at Zorbas!

    Happy New Year!


  2. Group Captain Mandrake (History)

    Over at ‘The Oil Drum’ web site, someone posted a story that purports that KSA has received 2 weapons from Pak.

    Probably a bunch of hooey, but I figured I’d ask the experts…

  3. BJR (History)

    Happy new year to the triad! (K and I are playing hooky for a few more days in the Keys.)

  4. FSB (History)

    Some good beachside reading while contemplating the downfall of the Maya, and other imperial regimes:

  5. Taylor Wray (History)

    Looks nice – Bikini Atoll comes to mind.

  6. peter (History)

    Today’s episode of Fresh Air features an interview with Douglas Frantz, one of the authors of a book about the CIA’s efforts to infiltrate the A. Q. Khan ring.

  7. archjr (History)

    Akumal, Iran, has just been identified by the NCRI as a new nuclear facility of unknown purpose. And A.Q.’s youngest son goes by the nickname “Akumal.”