Saturday, April 22, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Thursday, April 06, 2017
1320: The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. Therefore today is Tartan Day. And today's Throwback Thursday is to Scotland.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to the March 30th, 1891, when British Steamer "Utopia" sank off Gibraltar killing 574.
Because that's what utopias usually do.
The antithesis of utopia, in the common understanding, is dystopia. I'd argue that the latter is rather a mirror image, distorted whenever possible, but it's not the complete opposite. It's probably almost the same ontic entity but with one tiny molecule of some quality more. It's not another quality. It's like chocolate. One may dream a world of chocolate to live in. But after some time within a world like this, having nothing more to eat or drink, not seeing anything else but chocolate flowers, one might shoot themselves between the eyes.