Bygone Days and Things to Come
Peculiar .PDF #6
Keeper of the Crocs (May Calendar)
Onion-Smothered Chicken (recipe)
Chinese Tea Eggs (recipe)
Happy Birthday Kan Balam II (a Mayan lord)
Cricket Theater: Mayan and Aztec (finger puppets)
In the Loop (poem)
I decided to add K'inich Kan Balam II's birthday to the calendar. It's not that he changed the world. He was probably a pretty ordinary ruler-- a guy who would never step out of his amazing father's shadow.
It's more that I found it kind of remarkable that we know his birthday at all. It helps that the Maya used the calendar month and day to name their kids.
So, Happy Birthday, Lord Serpent-Jaguar. May 23 is for you.