The first Americans? First humans to arrive in North America may have lived 30,000 years ago – Study Finds

“Pushing the arrival of humans in North America back to over 30,000 years ago would mean that humans were already in North America prior to the period of the Last Glacial Maximum, when the Ice Age was at its absolute worst,” the ISU researcher concludes. “Large parts of North America would have been inhospitable to human populations. The glaciers would have completely blocked any passage over land coming from Alaska and Canada, which means people probably would have had to come to the Americas by boats down the Pacific coast.” Source: The first Americans? First humans to arrive in North America may have lived 30,000 years ago – Study Finds

Rock Me Gently

yaskhan

Rock me gently into a stardust's dreamTill sweet dreams kiss eyelids drooping with sleepWhere evening's prism bursts into twirled reams.The thrill of Mozart notes on your lips sweepMe into a glimmering, vintage nightYou gift me opal reveries to keep.Fireflies trailing vales and leas delightPewter clouds gently quilt a lullabyBirds coo final ditty in fading light.Wispy sky hangs up its hat, triste goodbyeTo a cruising, mellow sun, adieuThen, stars are born as tinseled moonbeams sigh.On dappled landscape, tempo of night's hueI breathe to a sweet rush of honeydew.

# Terza Rima



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Puterea poetică

Google translation of introduction: Poetic power Cairo – 2018 – I took off my shoes and set off, crossing the white marble floor like a flaming desert, I entered the thicket of the colonnade and, sitting on the carpet with my back against a pillar, I find in the Al-Azhar mosque exactly the same thoughts as in a church or a synagogue or a Buddhist temple.

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Cairo, 2018

M-am descălțat și am pornit să traversez, ca un deșert flamboaiant, pavimentul de marmură albă,

am pătruns în desișul colonadei și, așezată jos pe covor cu spatele rezemat de un pilastru, regăsesc, în moscheea Al-Azhar, exact aceleași gânduri ca într-o biserică ori într-o sinagogă ori într-un templu buddhist.

Cel mai vechi monument musulman din Egipt în stare de funcționare a rămas până azi cea mai prestigioasă instituție de învățământ islamic din lume,

ardent centru de studiu al literaturii arabe, a cărui bibliotecă se numără printre cele mai vaste și valoroase.

Peste două milioane de studenți frecventează aici, în principal, discipline umaniste. Din 1961 au fost introduse și facultăți cu materii nereligioase, cum ar fi medicina și ingineria, și tot atunci li s-a permis și femeilor să se înscrie la cursuri.

Ridicată la comanda califului, în plină dinastie fatimidă, în anul 972, după planul unui arhitect creștin,

instituția se…

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Was 2020 Just A Dress Rehearsal?

Filosofa's Word

If you thought the chaos and violence that surrounded last year’s presidential election was bad, many speculate that what will happen in 2024 will make 2020 look like a walk in the park.  Take a look at what Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt has to say … a view that is shared by many political analysts today.


Voter suppression is bad. But this tactic is even worse.

Opinion by 

Fred Hiatt

Editorial page editor

President Donald Trump’s effort to steal the 2020 presidential election fell short. Now Republicans across the country are promoting changes to laws and personnel that could allow him — or someone like him — to succeed in 2024.

I’m not referring to the hundreds of GOP proposals in statehouses across the country that will make it harder for many people, in particular Black Democrats, to vote. Those measures are egregious and offensive. They are the strategy…

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Good People Doing Good Things — Bringing Joy From Sadness

Filosofa's Word

I almost forgot to write a ‘good people’ post … since Monday was a holiday, Tuesday felt like Monday and I began working on a different post until looking at the calendar to plan the week’s meals and I realized that the week was further gone than I thought!  But no worries, for I’ve got plenty of good people just waiting to be recognized!


For lack of the right shoes …

Daverius Peters graduated from Hahnville High School in Boutte, Louisiana last month.  But he was almost kept from  getting to walk across the stage and collect his diploma.  Why?  His shoes.  Yes, you heard me right … somebody decided that no athletic shoes of any sort would be allowed, that young men graduating must wear ‘dark dress shoes’.  Trouble was, Daverius didn’t own any dark dress shoes, so he donned what he thought would be an acceptable substitute, clean…

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(1) Thousands of Tokyo Olympic Games volunteers quit – YouTube

Around 10,000 of the 80,000 #volunteers who signed up to help at the #Tokyo 2020 #Olympic and Paralympic Games have #quit, broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday, citing organisers. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed last year due to the #coronavirus #pandemic and are due to start on July 23. FRANCE 24’s Michael Penn explains the situation.

Brazilija, Brazil – Brasilia, Brazil

Myrela

Početkom pedesetih godina dvadesetog vijeka Brazil je bio zemlja neiscrpnih prirodnih bogatstava i nasilnih društvenih kontrasta, kojoj je očajnički nedostajalo usmjerenje. U poslijeratnoj euforiji, kada su zemlje u razvoju prolazile grozničav preobražaj, Brazil je imao tri različita izvora inicijative: prvi je bio Žuselino Kubiček, ambiciozni i iskusni političar, koji je 1956. godine postao predsjednik; drugi je bio Lusio Kosta, briljantni urbanista, koji je odrastao u Evropi i vratio se u Brazil da bi dokazao stečeno umijeće, treći, i najpoznatiji, bio je Oskar Nimajer, učenik Koste i Le Korbizjea. Iz saradnje dvojice dizajnera 1956. godine nastao je plan Brazilije, nove prijestonice koju je trebalo izgraditi u središtu zemlje, na polusušnoj visoravni, na nadmorskoj visini od 1.200 metara. Mjesto je bio odabrano na osnovu teorijskih razmatranja i dugotrajnog vazdušnog izviđanja. U periodu od skoro 200 godina, različite brazilske vlade razmišljale su o izmještanju prijestonice iz prenaseljenog Rio de Žaneira u unutrašnjost, kako…

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