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“Still do I fail to understand who that fool was, just what it was he bled for.  Perhaps the wonder lies in that which our souls will see, but our minds will not.”

Of a Dead Man and his Sea

May 23, 2016

Let it be known I was there from the beginning of that fool’s dash to the end.  Quite literally I was, for I stood as the first to meet him after thirty years of his imprisonment.  A nation had risen...

Beyond the bars lie not freedom, but the pleasure of merciless nature, and certainly escape from a disjointed breath upon the ear.

Concerning a Disorderly Breath

May 10, 2016

A hearth not of fire, but of the cold moon might well have been the wretched prisoner’s sole comfort.  Certainly, this window served the only constant of mention.  The stones in the walls simply infuriated...

To the darling girls, the dearest of boys;  Hear now of the Fox, whose clock now stops
Because he was a monster, for it was he that destroys.

The Fox on the Rocks

March 24, 2016

The Fox strolled in, bound down by chain The rabbits and rats, thrushes and cats Cried high for blood, for such to fall like rain.   Slammed the gavel of stone, the Stag Magistrate “Silence...

An aikido practitioner throws his counterpart during his test to rise in “belts”.  Aikido,

like Karate, is one of the martial arts to have emerged from the older fighting schools of Japan.  

(Used with permission from the Butoku of North Georgia Facebook page)

[VIDEO] The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

March 8, 2016

A flow of tradition has opened wide across the ocean between Japan and America. Since the time of the Shogunate’s fall in World War II, their foods, their stories, their art, countless things have...

Hardly a fact is more sobering than watching literature fall from the grandeur of Dumas or Dickens to the sloppy drama-fest of such stories as twilight.

[VIDEO] Where Did the Storytellers Go?

January 27, 2016

Do you absolutely love The Hunger Games?  How about Divergent, Twilight, or any other story written and/or turned into a movie in the last ten years?  While pretty explosions and “heartbreaking”...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

[VIDEO] Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

January 14, 2016

Listen closely, dearest child, but surely not to me.  Listen to that breeze that blows every autumn from the hilltop, that catches your hat and plucks it from your feather hair.  It is not the wind that...

1.	Cloud city by the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan takes on a design based on the structures of the sky themselves.  Rather than the traditional solid-building design, Cloud City’s structure is designed to have different levels of compartments that vary in position as the building rises.  To put this in perspective, most of the building’s base structure is hollow support while connected office compartments reach out from varies places, allowing all of these office and apartment areas to be naturally lit due to an absence of light obstruction.

[VIDEO] Building the Future: The World Architecture Fair

January 8, 2016

Naturally, when one thinks of the future, they imagine flying cars, neon skyscrapers, and best of all, coliseums full of teenagers killing one another.  While this dream is a fantastical one, the reality...

The long time film star, WWII elite, and heavy metal star Christopher Lee passed away this past summer, leaving journalists to recount his amazing life.

[VIDEO] Lee the Legend

October 12, 2015

Every legend comes to an end eventually, but for the best of them, that end does not come until their last breath is drawn.  Christopher Lee was perhaps one of the greatest-living legends of the past...

Ash and Flame; that’s all we are.  The ash to give us shape, and the fire to hold us together.

[VIDEO] Ash on the Clockface

October 12, 2015

“This darkness is beautiful, in an odd way.  Is it not?” came a voice. “Father, it is not darkness; it is the very fabric of absence.  Not even darkness lies out there,” came another. “Hrmph. ...

Bim Peacock

Bim Peacock

August 28, 2015

Bim Peacock believes that it is ridiculous to write a bio about himself, but considering he is currently at gunpoint, he has little other option.  He enjoys long wanders through the forest free from this...

The archeologist Ivan Šprajc investigates his surroundings in the jungles of Mexico.  The Slovenian man began exploring the wilds of the region in 1996 in search of ancient Mayan ruins.  “On several occasions weve had two, three weeks of just cutting through the bush to get to some location, without knowing what we would find… When we get to the site it feels like a big victory.”

[VIDEO] Discovering Mesoamerica

May 14, 2015

Of every trade a person could think of, archeology typically comes across as the least interesting option available.  That maybe so in most situations, but not if such a profession entails exploring desolate...

One of the astounding minarets rises from the Blue Mosque, located in Istanbul, Turkey.  These works of architecture show the remnants of the beauty and innovation of the Islamic nation.

[VIDEO] What Once Was a Diamond

May 12, 2015

Before the days when religion ruled mankind, before the days when it would even bother to kill for such a petty thing, a proud civilization rose from the sands of the east that would witness the world...

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