Sunday, 29 October, 2023


Thursday, 26 October, 2023

The Ocean, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Ocean
By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.

The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.

Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.

The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.

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LIVE: Launch of China's Shenzhou-17 manned spacecraft

Monday, 23 October, 2023

Peace & Security

“Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich.  […]

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Friday, 20 October, 2023

How big is a visible photon?

Friday, 13 October, 2023

Vladimir Putin Speaks at the 20th Annual Valdai International Club 2023 - English Subtitles

In this, Putin continues to draw significantly from existing academic literature in International Relations; specifically studies on power alignments (bipolarism, multipolarism, unipolarism), and social character theory of civilizations (he doesn't specifically mention Samuel Huntington's work, The Clash of Civilizations, but he makes it obvious he has read it).

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Monday, 9 October, 2023

"What is special is that he touches on the deepest feelings that you have." Literature prize 2023.

Sunday, 8 October, 2023

First reactions - Moungi Bawendi, Nobel in Chemistry 2023

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