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For three thousand years this nation had a whole class of self proclaimed scholars called Brahmins whose only job according to some invisible texture of questionable existence and authority was to read, write and gather knowledge and get free stuff in return. 139 more words

Christmas and its traditions in Sherborne

For one thousand three hundred and eleven years Christmas has been celebrated here in Sherborne.

Ever since St. Aldhelm arrived in 705 and built his Sherborne Cathedral, -as it was known until 1075 when St. 544 more words

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Microfiction challenge The Choice: the entries

Brilliant paintings prompted brilliant stories. Thank you for the wonderful response. I enjoyed reading all of these stories, all with a different twist to a story that is set out so clearly in the paintings. 95 more words

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Review: Lady of the Bridge


by Laura Kitchell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love that this book takes place in 17th century Japan, which is refreshingly unusual for a romance. 123 more words

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Why the singularity of the future might be a modern feudal era.

To stay brief. For brevity is a worthwhile investment for its time savings…

We think of the future as the convergence of multiple trends ending at a point at which some believe a technological singularity will change everything as we know it. 1,176 more words

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Tactful Diplomacy of Japan Since 1854

During the Meiji period, the new Government of Meiji Japan also modernized foreign policy, an important step in making Japan a full member of the international community. 580 more words

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