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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Zweirad Szenen (5)—A Thousand Years

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On this date on Round and Square's History 
4 August 2014—China's Lunar Calendar 2014 08-04
4 August 2013—China's Lunar Calendar 2013 08-04
4 August 2012—Rural Religion in China (Introduction)
4 August 2011—Longevity Mountain: Mid-Mountain Temple Road
[a] Thousand RF
So if you're from the United States, this is stunning (if you're from China...not so much). Every day, I pass through the little village of Hausen (it sort of rhymes in German with the pronunciation of "thousand"...sort of). And every day I remember that Northfield, Minnesota and Beloit, Wisconsin just can't compete in terms of communal longevity (infrastructure, bureaucracy, and summer events).

Cows, Colleges, and be sure, but not a thousand years old.

A thousand years (now 1,008). For an American, that's hard not to notice.

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