“It is quite useless looking for existing fragments, however old, of roads which may remain from the first track, although, as we shall see, some bits may form useful indications of its site. The changes from early days have been so many in the matter of roads. We must therefore clear our minds, not only of what we think of roads, even Roman ones, but of our surmises, and begin again.” – Alfred Watkins Ley-lines
On 30 June 1921, Alfred Watkins visited Blackwardine in Herefordshire, and had been driving along a road near the village (which has now virtually disappeared). Attracted by the nearby archaeological investigation of a Roman camp, he stopped his car to compare the landscape on either side of the road with the marked features on his much used map. While gazing at the scene around him and consulting the map, he saw, in the words of his son, “like a chain of fairy lights” a series of straight alignments of various ancient features, such as standing stones, wayside crosses, causeways, hill forts, and ancient churches on mounds. He realized immediately that the potential discovery had to be checked from higher ground when, during a revelation, he noticed that many of the footpaths there seemed to connect one hilltop to another in a straight line.
Blog: Hillary’s new beef: Putin’s manspreading Clinton: And every time I met with him, it would be (demonstrates), ok? The whole deal.
MOTUS A.D.: Consensus: It’s Settled Science But I’m Not Done Tinkering With the Model Apparently because their “models were wrong.” As with communism/socialism however, that won’t stop them.
Six degrees of separation from slavery Who would have guessed that cotton was a trigger?
Race Realism | We are reaching the point where no living person was the victim of legal segregation. The majority of blacks now have never experienced real racism.
There was a distinctly Stalinesque feeling to the 2017 Emmy Awards Note how frantic they are and how some in the audience force their laughter. Our modern celebrities cannot stop themselves. They dare not stop themselves. They must do this — and those watching must laugh and applaud — not just because they dislike Trump, but because to be silent is a form of disloyalty to the dangerous, judgmental world in which they live.
The Black Whisperer – Cobb As much as people like to pretend that black Americans are all the same, (even black Americans pretend), the reality of black diversity can be daunting. That moment. That whisper. It makes you hold your breath.
A Day Without Russia Is Like a Day Without Sunshine. And Bears – BSBFB Sometimes I get a hankering to move to Russia. No particular reason. But they have bears like we’ve got squirrels. I’ve always wanted to have bears wandering through my life like that.
On Trump’s calling Kim ”Rocket Manâ” at the UN The criticism of Trump’s calling Kim “Rocket Man” had to do with the idea of tone, of respect for the UN and its diplomatic traditions. My response is: what decorum? The UN is an ineffective forum for much of anything except various grandstanding moves, either by third-world nations or first-world nations. Why give a man such as Kim any respect there?
Looters Aren’t The Only Vermin That Should Be Shot On Sight Personally I’m sentimental, and generally friendly. So I’d just have beaten the sumbitch to death with a baseball bat on the spot, and then let the county know that a tree had fallen on his head.