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Bitter, Sweet

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet” ~ Aristotle I love this quote because it is permeated with deep, experienced wisdom. Unfortunately, it was spoken by the same guy that wrote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” It is easy to entertain …

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A Big, Big Wall

Constantinople.  It is now known as Istanbul, Turkey, but in its ancient days, it held a lot of political weight in the known world. The city acted as a form of continental gateway as it sat as the geographical crux of Europe and Asia.  Its fall was to the infamous Ottoman Empire, but make no …

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