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Italy & France: Unfaithful Husband & Shrew Wife

Hostility between Italy & France has always amused me. Through the centuries these two countries have been bound up with each other. Even if both nations don’t want to accept that openly, they are more relatives than neighbours. A close … Continue reading

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Sphinx Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, I would like to enter a New Year without unsolved riddles. 🙂 So, here is another 17th century enigma for your pleasure & the answer of the one of the third round. The last one turned out to … Continue reading

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Sphinx Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new 17th century riddle for your entertainment. This one is rather curious &  profound. I hope you will find it interesting & not too difficult to be guessed out. Good luck! The right answer to … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Samhain

The Eve of Samhain,(I doubt I will ever regard it as Halloween), is filled with a special sort of attraction. The Celts believed this night opened the gates leading to the World of Deads, gave a chance to communicate with … Continue reading

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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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