Twitter Reverie – The sentinel

The ancient sentinel wall defended for hundreds of years. Yet it faded into obscurity just another piece of landscape. The ground began to quake the thunder of an enemy that was absorbed into the culture was released and came knocking. The wall came with it. #BookishTuesThe image is a guard tower at the Manzanar Internment …

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Poem – The War Prayer by Mark Twain

The War Prayer by Mark Twain It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and …

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Quote – Incomplete state of knowledge

It is a strange fact, characteristic of the incomplete state of our present knowledge, that totally opposing conclusions are drawn about prehistoric conditions on our planet, depending on whether the problem is approached from the biological or the geophysical viewpoint. — Alfred L. Wegener In The Origins of Continents and Oceans (4th ed. 1929), trans. …

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