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A problem and a solution

Every year on the Ides of May, business people in ancient Rome used to draw water from a well adjoining the Porta Capena, then sprinkle it on their wares and the tools of their respective trades. That well has, alas, … Continue reading

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“I want to see mountains, Gandalf—mountains!”

I love mountains, and always have. And given Mercury’s affinity for high places (from his native Mt Cyllene in Arcadia to his Gallic shrines in the Vosges, the Puy de Dôme, Montmartre and Tawern, not to mention the St Michael’s … Continue reading

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