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WATER of The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, Part VII of X

CHAPTER VII – WATER In the legends of ancient times running water was proof against all sorcery and witchcraft: No spell could stay the living tide Or charm the rushing stream. There was much truth as well as beauty in this idea. Flowing waters, moreover, have not only power to wash out material stains, but […]

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For want of a tomato a job was lost

This is three years old or so, but it is a funny story. Well, the story isn’t funny, the husband’s reaction is hilarious.  According to history professor Goggle, Marni Sky’s husband David revised the original 30K figure downward, explained that he had exaggerated some details because he originally wrote the letter to make his wife […]

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The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, part VI of X

CHAPTER VI – MOUNTAINS The Alps are to many of us an inexhaustible source of joy and peace, of health, and even of life. We have gone to them jaded and worn, feeling, perhaps without any external cause, anxious and out of spirits, and have returned full of health, strength, and energy. Among the mountains […]

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Rambutan

Rambutan: sweet, juicy but not messy, much firmer than mango, not quite so firm as a cherry. Sweet with just a bit of tang. Not so tart as kiwi or as sweet as a honeycrisp apple. Very tasty. The prickles aren’t prickles and they don’t feel sharp, just bumpy. amb Share! Blog this! Recommend on […]

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The Beauties of Nature and the World We Live In, Part V of X

CHAPTER V – WOODS AND FIELDS Rural life, says Cicero, “is not delightful by reason of cornfields only and meadows, and vineyards and groves, but also for its gardens and orchards, for the feeding of cattle, the swarms of bees, and the variety of all kinds of flowers.” Bacon considered that a garden is “the […]

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