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Your editor is now back in touch with the world.


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The fried internet modum has been replaced by the phone company and my computer has been repaired enough to post articles on People of One Fire and the Americas Revealed! No replacement parts are available for my 2012 Hewlett-Packard Graphics Platform computer.  However, the good news is that yesterday, a computer technician found a 2005 mother board that would fit in my computer.  It is slow and its archaic operating system is incompatible with most of my software, but at least I now have access to the internet and use of an old version of MS Word.   The bad news is that any computer I buy now will be incompatible with the ancient 2002 version of Artlantis Virtual Reality Software in this computer . . . but as Scarlett O’Hara said in Gone With The Wind . . . “Fiddle dee dee, tomorrow is another day.”  By the way, my MAY 1936, FIRST EDITION, AUTOGRAPHED copy of Gone With the Wind, which I inherited from a great-aunt, who was a friend of Margaret Mitchell, is for sale.   I will use the money to replace the defunct HVAC system in this house and buy a modern version of virtual reality software.  Burglars, forget about it.  The book is NOT in my house.   LOL

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    Oh my word you have had some problems Richard. I hope you are O.K. now after that lightening striking you. You are well up on the workings of computers by the sound of it, so I am sure you will soon be back to normal. I shall look forward to reading your next post which I know will be as fascinating as all your previous posts. Best wishes.


    I am glad that you are back in limited operation. I have enjoyed the many revelations that you hare uncovered.
    The alignment of Kolomokee and Appalachee and Etowah with a due north has me baffled.

    I know that the early European surveyors had the use of clocks and the tables for the moons of Saturn to determine the longitude . I don’t think that these were available to the people of one fire.
    If these three sites were purposely aligned, how could it have been accomplished?
    The only way that I could think that it could be done is about one sight mile at a time using the sun position at noon or the north star at night. Does anyone have a better plan?

    Engineer thinking,


      They could have marked the summer and winter solstice sunrises and sunsets using a level timber, stone, or earthen circle with a central column. Connect the seasonal marked sunrise and sunset points on the circle and you a true E-W line. Alternatively one could use a suspended vertical string lined up with the north star to indicate a true north direction from any point on the ground.


      To mark long distances fast they could align this acquired north direction to elevated visible horizon features using smoke during the day and the light of fires at night. By connecting the light of two fires from the next ridge they could probably do it reasonably quickly.


    Mercy me Richard you gave us all a scare. Glad you are gettin’ back up to speed even if it isn’t as fast and new fangled as before. It will work out that you will be speedier than ever before long. Most stuff is obsolete in the blink of an eye and a cause to have to replace about everything. Phones for example. Feed consumerism. Plus I’m pretty much old school I grew up in the fifties. I went back to college a couple of years ago and found out I don’t do to well with digi anything. Tomorrow is another day and may your book be gone with the wind so the HVAC will be a’blowing. Happy to have our editor back.

    • We are going to put it up for auction in New York City or Houston in the near future. If I kept the book, it was just site in a safe deposit box for the next three decades until I croaked. Right now, it would be nice to have air conditioning and a 21st century virtual reality program. LOL


    So what combination of hardware and operating systems will work with your version Artlantis Virtual Reality Software? Ancient computers are out there to be had for cheap.

    • Ancient computers won’t get it. The new animation software needs to run on the latest version of BricsCad or Autocad. I have found the computer I needed, scraped up the money to pay for it and ordered, but was not counting on having to spend about $300 in hardware and computer tech time to get my old computer in sufficient shape to transfer data and programs to the new computer. The first computer technician that looked at the computer the day after the lightning strike said I had a software problem. It was not! Some of the circuits on the mother board, all the USB ports and the backup power system had melted.


    Richard, we do “give a damn” and greatly appreciate your efforts, jim


    Howdy, As a kid that single line was near the top…DAMN!!!
    Back to present…THAT”LL BE THA DAY!!!!
    Atlantis Rising Sep/Oct 2018…page 43…kneeling figures…let me know your thoughts.


    Glad your back with us.


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