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A simple life on an island

October 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A forty-minute motorbike ride from Vung Tau brings you to Long Son island, a world away from the busy seaside city. Among the salt fields, oyster and shrimp farms, you will see buffalo and goats being shepherded and egrets gliding over rice fields. Schoolchildren on bicycles wave and call as you pass by, and old men tending family graves pause, lo...
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The Sanxingdui enigma

April 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Some people have said that the strange bronze masks & other fantastic objects found at Guanghan Sanxingdui near Chengdu in Sichuan province provide evidence of alien visitations. How else to explain the wonderful, utterly mysterious artifacts that have been found there? Where did this creative civilisation that flourished between 5,000 & 3,000BC,...
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Naked tree

April 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, how beautiful it is? All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness there is a poem, there is a song. Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring. When the spring comes it again fills the tree with the music of many leaves, which in due season fall and are blown away. And tha...
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The shining levels

April 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The Celts, who knew and loved natural beauty, sang of a land of breath-taking loveliness where souls go after they have left the mortal body. A land where everything is fair, and there is no unhappiness, and no-one ever grows old. Only the dead may see it, but it is just possible – just possible – for it to be seen by some mortals. Perhaps some spi...
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