Jul 31 2016

Aeschylus

“Valerius Maximus wrote that he [Aeschylus] was killed outside the city by a tortoise dropped by an eagle which had mistaken his head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile. Pliny, in his Naturalis Historiæ, adds that Aeschylus had been staying outdoors to avoid a prophecy that he would be killed by a falling object.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeschylus

This event was cited in N.D. Wilson’s quite enjoyable Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World.

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Dec 19 2014

Quotable: Edward “Mick” Mannock

“Flamerinoes – four! Sizzle sizzle wonk!”

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Jul 3 2013

Happy Independence Day from Germany

“God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America.” –Otto von Bismarck

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Jul 4 2010

Happy Independence Day

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

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