some small things, inspired, of course, by some impossibly big things, a visit to stonehenge — who built it? how did they build it? and, in my mind, the most provocative question, why did they build it? someone woke up one morning and proclaimed, “hey, we’re going to build an impossibly stupendous thing using 30-ton stones from 100 miles away. you’re going to work on it, your kids are going to work on of it, your kids’ kids are going to work on it. and none of us will live to see it completed.” and that person or persons persuaded this community to build it. started in 3000 BCE and last work completed in roughly 2200 BCE. astonishing.