This Air Force Jet Was Scrambled to Intercept a UFO—Then Disappeared – HISTORY

via This Air Force Jet Was Scrambled to Intercept a UFO—Then Disappeared – HISTORY

A Haiku

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gravel aromatics






About Haiku

    • The essence of haiku is the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a “cutting word” between them (a word that signals the seperation and relation between the two images or ideas.
    • Traditional haiku consists of 17 “on” or “morae”, in 3 phrases of 5, 7, and 5.
    • Haiku are often erronously stated to have 17 syllables, but this is inaccurate as syllables and “on” are not the same.
    • Modern Japanese haiku are increasingly unlikely to follow the 17 “on” tradition.

Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive | TED Talk

via Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive | TED TalkToday’s refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it’s growing. When this talk was given, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict and war; now the number is 65.3 million. There were 3 million Syrian refugees in 2014; now there are 4.9 million. Inside this overwhelming crisis are the individual human stories — of care, growth and family, in the face of lost education, lost home, lost future. Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency tells the refugees’ stories — and asks us to help them rebuild their world.


Part of speech: noun
Origin: Middle French, 16th century

A fast ship used for piracy


A pirate, usually from the Barbary Coast

Examples of Corsair in a sentence

“The prize in his collection of model ships was a corsair.”

“Historically, corsairs ran secret operations on ships along the coast of North Africa.”

Sun Tzu Quotes

  1. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu
  1. “Let your plans be dark and as impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” – Sun Tzu

  2. “If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.” – Sun Tzu

  3. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu

  4. “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” – Sun Tzu

Wisdom Quotes

Every act of kindness is worth acting out.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. (Aesop)

Don’t flow with the river’s currents, instead go where it doesn’t and create your own.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)