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Sphinx Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, I offer you another 17th century riddle. At the end of the post I finally publish the right answer to the previous Sphinx’s riddle. Good luck! In Kings’ palace where luxury reigns any feast & game of the Court … Continue reading

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Victims of General Education

I wonder why the 1st September hasn’t become yet an official celebration of John Amos Comenius, the author of “The Great Dedactic”, & the father of schooling as we know it. Without doubts his approach & the method were very … Continue reading

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Old Mirrors: Windows with Forgotten Views

Old mirrors are full of mysteries. They reign in great halls & galleries, reflecting faded beauty of the old days. They have seen all the shades of human nature, glory & misery, wisdom & foolishness of mankind. And praised be craftsmen … Continue reading

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Our Fairy Tale Hero On Guard

I wonder who was that cruel man dared to add a weird prefix ‘Fairy’ to such a rich heritage as folklore tales. These stories are far more than encyclopedias of human experience. They reflect the mentality of each nation as … Continue reading

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Sacred Meaning of a Doll

Dolls are sacred. Ancient societies made their numerous gods like ones & worshiped them, thus they kept the magic connection that a doll created between a man & the Divine. A doll is a very special toy. In fact it’s … Continue reading

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Toys As the Model of the World

The role of toys in our life is considerable. They are far more than objects. They’re instruments helping us to learn what we’re and to build a connection with the world. Any human life starts from a toy and our … Continue reading

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Sphinx Asks Riddles

Esteemed Readers, I hope you will agree with the fact that riddles do us a world of good: they strengthen the memory, improve erudition & widen  imagination. I offer you a curious 17th century riddle. Try to guess what it … Continue reading

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