Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.
Photochrome of a glacier, Grindelwald, Switzerland, c. 1890. © Rijksmuseum.
Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017
The earliest reliable account of human flight concerns a Benedictine monk named Eilmer, who in 1066 fastened wings to his hands and feet, jumped from a tower, and glided more than six hundred feet before falling from the sky and breaking both his legs. He blamed the failure on not having fitted himself with a tail.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.—G.K. Chesterton, 1911
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