My February began in Guatemala, a country I first visited in 1958 when the country was on the verge of civil war. Decades of war and unrest followed and it wasn’t until 1996 that Guatemala returned to a peaceful, civilian government. During my visit, I visited a Mayan city, Tikal, hidden in the jungle of Northern Guatemala and accessible only by plane, a battered DC-3 airplane that landed on a primitive dirt runway.

Now, almost 65 years later, a group of my friends joined me on a hike to Tikal and beyond, way beyond, to the Mayan city of El Mirador.

This experience inspired me to ask deeper questions about ancient civilizations and the validity of these stories over time, and whether or not that even matters.

It’s quite an interesting subject and I’d love to hear your take on it. Come to the jungle with me as I expand on this topic further inside this month’s February Substack Newsletter – out today!

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