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Post by Perrorist » 11 Oct 2017, 11:53

Nicely written flash fiction, DW.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 11 Oct 2017, 13:39

I expect it was from certain prompts, Perry, but have forgotten. 8-[
At least 4 of us migrated here from the same writing site. Also Iamacamera, who we haven't seen for yonks.

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Post by Perrorist » 11 Oct 2017, 14:01

I remember that monicker.

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Post by hawkeye » 26 Dec 2017, 04:54

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know. (Mark Twain)

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Post by Dreamweaver » 29 Dec 2017, 20:52

"On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642"
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Everybody knows that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th. I think fewer people know that Isaac Newton shares the same birthday. Christmas day in England - 1642. And perhaps even fewer people know that before he turned 30, Newton had discovered the laws of motion, the universal law of gravitation, and invented integral and differential calculus. All of which served as the mechanistic foundation for the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries that would forever transform the world.

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Post by Perrorist » 30 Dec 2017, 06:23

We should celebrate his birthday instead!

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Post by Dreamweaver » 30 Dec 2017, 21:02

Scientific progress is like mountain climbing:
the higher you climb, the more you know, but the wider the vistas of ignorance that extend on all sides.
Jack Miles



So pleased at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o’er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
The eternal snows appear already past,
And the first clouds and mountains seem the last;
But, those attained, we tremble to survey
The growing labors of the lengthened way,
The increasing prospect tires our wand’ring eyes,
Hills peep o’er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!

Alexander Pope

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Post by Dreamweaver » 02 Jan 2018, 18:09

As I saw my 60th birthday approaching, I thought,What did 60 mean to me? I figured I'd probably live until I'm about 90, which meant that I was at the beginning of what I call my third act. As an actress, I know how important the third act is. It makes sense of the first and second acts. You can have first and second acts that are interesting, but you don't know what they mean. Then a good third act pulls it all together. And so I knew that, because I sat by my father's side over the long months when he was dying.

Jane Fonda

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