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what price all this useless beauty

when dreams recall

the drowning man

in folded blankets

and how the dark recoils

in strangled places

exposing flaws… 26 more words

Poems And Images

The Gradual, Eventual Triumph of Liberty

Today I’d like to write a few words of hope and encouragement to those who already understand liberty’s value. I read a speech from 1853 that stood out to me. 862 more words


Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford - Book Review

This is the first novel in a series called Empire of the Moghul.  This first novel follows Barbur, a direct descendant of the Timur the Lame.  128 more words


Guide to Maruyama Koen 円山公園 (Winter)

Maruyama Koen is one of the biggest parks in Sapporo. There are three distinct areas of the park: the entrance space, the shrines, and the trails. 751 more words


Crannogs, Clans, and Covenanters: Eilean Donan Castle

For the last few years, people from all over the world have been flocking to Inverness and the surrounding countryside to find the seat of the Mackenzie (and maybe the… 1,144 more words


Comic Flashback: The Fantastic Four #371

I have a long and twisted history with Fantastic Four comics. I’ve collected the book off over the years, so did I start reading the title during the acclaimed John Byrne run? 712 more words