Munira Morris
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unhistorical:

The Empyrean, from The Divine Comedy (1861-1868), Gustave Doré

The Empyrean, “from the Medieval Latin empyreus, an adaptation of the Ancient Greek ἔμπυρος empyrus ”in or on the fire (pyr)”, is a region described in the the Paradiso portion of Dante’s Divine Comedy as a place beyond even the highest spheres of Heaven, the dwelling place of God and angels. In The Divine Comedy, Dante is “enveloped by [a] veil of radiance” as he ascends to the Empyrean.

Some medieval writers conceived of it as a celestial sphere formed from pure fire, but others contested that it burned with light rather than elemental fire, as Thomas Aquinas described in the Summa Theologica"wholly luminous… that heaven is called the empyrean, not from its fiery heat, but from its brightness". 

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theparisreview:

“Silly Putty can’t really be called a major casualty in this overhaul, but it is something that will be decisively rendered extinct. It’s a retro toy now—if you can even call something which was so obviously the byproduct of industrial experimentation a “toy”—but with the death of the newspaper, one of its primary functions (if you can call it a function) will be nullified.”
Sadie Stein on the small casualties of the struggling industry.

theparisreview:

“Silly Putty can’t really be called a major casualty in this overhaul, but it is something that will be decisively rendered extinct. It’s a retro toy now—if you can even call something which was so obviously the byproduct of industrial experimentation a “toy”—but with the death of the newspaper, one of its primary functions (if you can call it a function) will be nullified.”

Sadie Stein on the small casualties of the struggling industry.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please keep Sharing and Become a MEMBER: http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new Our team is pounding the pavement to create a foster care system in South Dakota that is run by Lakota, for Lakota. This solution is essential to tribal sovereignty and children’s rights. So many Lakota children have been displaced from their communities, abused, and abandoned because of the corrupt practices of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. It is so important for these children to stay with their communities and learn their language, culture, and traditions before the Lakota culture is demolished. 8 out of 9 tribes in South Dakota have submitted their Title IV Federal Planning Grant Applications to gain access to funds that will be essential in creating the infrastructure for Lakota-run Child and Family Service Programs. With your support, we will win this battle and the children will be protected.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please keep Sharing and Become a MEMBER: http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new

Our team is pounding the pavement to create a foster care system in South Dakota that is run by Lakota, for Lakota. This solution is essential to tribal sovereignty and children’s rights. So many Lakota children have been displaced from their communities, abused, and abandoned because of the corrupt practices of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. It is so important for these children to stay with their communities and learn their language, culture, and traditions before the Lakota culture is demolished.

8 out of 9 tribes in South Dakota have submitted their Title IV Federal Planning Grant Applications to gain access to funds that will be essential in creating the infrastructure for Lakota-run Child and Family Service Programs.

With your support, we will win this battle and the children will be protected.