Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sleeping Giant

Very interesting things happening outside my house.  All week long they've been repaving the street.  This machine chews up the old pavement, sweeps, and empties the chewed up pavement into the trucks.  Once the crews have finished this, they will repave.  The Meiji Restoration, the time of the Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy, coincided with the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the US.  The development of the steam engine was enormously important because of its impact on transportation.  So many other innovations date from that time.  What's normal now that was brand new then?  This was an era that truly changed the world.

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