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Helsingin Sanomat | Wonders of the East:

In Heinävesi, or more particularly in the village of Kerma just to the south, there is a site under a preservation order from the nation's Board of Antiquities.

This is not the Orthodox monastery of New Valamo, though that is close at hand, but an object that looks disconcertingly like a large pile of sawdust.

The reason why it looks like a pile of sawdust is that it is, in fact, a pile of sawdust.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Apr 24th, 2012 at 04:28:47 PM EST

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Apr 24th, 2012 at 04:53:41 PM EST
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"We're so far from Japan" is quite the selling point.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2012 at 02:15:46 AM EST
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