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02.10.2014
Much of what we know about early Italy come from the Histora Naturalis by Pliny the Elder which was published around 77-79 A.D. Many people groups possess mythological descriptions of their origins, often contained in the form of totems -- ancient heroes, animals, or even plants and trees, from which that group of people emerged at first on earth.
According to legend, the king of a small community in Italy ordered his twin sons to be thrown into the Tiber River. Romulus (hence the name a€?Romea€?) forged numerous alliances with neighboring peoples in order to fortify and protect a€?for eternitya€? the city which eventually gained the name, a€?The Eternal City.a€? The time period for this story is not ancient.
They established an absolute monarchy with a Senate, a constitution, and a popular assembly. It was early Rome and not Athens that was to lay the greatest amount of groundwork for later democracies. To ensure that a dictatorship or absolute ruler could not emerge, the Republic developed a series of assemblies, assuring that every class within society would have representation.
The Senate, however, endured through the several sacks of Rome by the barbarians, and even functioned under several Germanic emperors. Plebian Council: each of the 35 tribes selected representative to the Council, which passed most laws, and served as a court of appeals. Magistrates: served as judges, overseers of legal affairs, enforces of an early form of habeas corpus (an accused persona€™s right to be heard and not held without sufficient evidence) were selected by the Assembly of the Centuries. Consuls: were elected by the populace annually from among the magistrates, presided over the Senate and the Assemblies, had supreme civil and military powers, were heads of the Roman government, and when outside of Rome commanded an army. Roman society in the Republic developed a hierarchical format, dividing the people into two classes: the patricians (land-owning aristocracy) and plebians (eveyone else -- until slavery developed). As the Republic took on a more military-expansionist quality, success in warfare became connected with advancement in politics. Rome was originally a land army, but copied the ships of the Carthaginians, who at the time were masters of the Mediterranean Ocean. In addition, Antiochus ordered all Jewish worship to cease, killed those who disobeyed, and profaned the temple by offering pigs on the holy altar. The unrest in Rome due to massive unemployment and the influx of new people led to the rise of radical rivalries. The appointment of Julius Caesar as dictator for life for all practical purposes marked the end of the Republic. Having arrived in Rome Octavian, aided by Marc Antony, then pursued Julius Brutus the assassin of his uncle to Greece, where two battles at Philippi in northern Greece took place, Octavian defeated and killed Brutus. The three members of the second triumvirate agreed to divide the Republic among themselves -- Octavian took the West, Antony took the East, including Egypt, and Lepidus took Spain and North Africa.
Marc Antony, now residing in Egypt, soon made a romantic friendship with Cleopatra with whom he produced several children. Octavian and Anthony despised each other and Lepidus, the third member of the triumvirate, was too weak a character to stand up to either. Following the death of Julius, six emperors from his family line ruled successively from 27 B.
Claudius was a respected older Senator leader when he succeeded Caligula, his nephew, in 47 A.D.
For instance, during one part of the siege laid by the Romans, the Zealots destroyed food supplies that were stored in the city in order to gain an advantage over their rival factions. Vespasian gained control of the Roman wheat supply in Egypt and North Africa and thereby announced his intentions.
When Vespasian left with his troops to go north, the Jews, and especially the Zealots, saw this as a sign of weakness. Prior to the arrival of Vespasian, civil war was taking place inside of Jerusalem The Hellenized Jews, the Pharisees, the Zealots, and the ordinary people were locked in a chaos of robbery, intrigue, murder, and assassination.
For three generations the high priest selected to lead temple worship did not come from the line of Aaron, as prescribed in Scripture.
These high priests were rejected by the conservative, religious party as political stooges of the Romans and certainly not lawfully selected high priests. Things became so desperate in the city that people resorted eating animal manure, and there is even a reported case of cannibalism. Finally, after months of siege, the Romans managed to scale the walls, burn the temple and burn the city.
Jesus instructed his disciples and they in turn the other Christians in Jerusalem about this impending terror. The Christians were warned by the prophecy of Jesus to flee the city when they saw wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes and the other accompanying events.
The temple worship in Jerusalem came to an end, as did the priesthood and the sacrificial system. It was Goda€™s final statement in the destroying of Jerusalem that the new Sacrifice had come, Jesus, the Lamb of God, He was now the High Priest. This dynasty brought excellent administrative leadership to the Empire through the absolute rule of Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius. A large system of aqueducts, sewer systems, and medicine improved the health of the empire. Julius Caesar developed a calendar containing 12 months and 365 days which was universally adopted in the domains of the Empire. The Gregorian calendar has four months with a length of 30 days and seven months that are 31 days long. Central heating in homes was developed in construction methods that allowed for air spaces under houses through which hot air from furnaces could circulate. Concrete was invented by the Romans, making possible the large construction projects--stadiums, theaters, basilicas, aqueducts, basilicas. Roman architecture first used domes in constructing temples, which made possible larger unsupported ceilings in public buildings.
Latin became the a€?lingua francaa€? throughout the empire and produced the foundation for the a€?Romance languagesa€? -- Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian. A successive line of emperors ruled absolutely from Rome over an empire that covered most of the known world.
The Christian Church grew rapidly throughout the empire and very little opposition to the Church was experienced after the time of Trajan. The elevation of Constantine marked the beginning of a new Empire, an Empire to be greatly impacted by the Christian Church. There will certainly be emperors who would be disappointed that they are not included in the chart below.
Due to a variety of factors, including geography, military strength, and leadership, the city of Rome was over time able to gain control over central and southern Italy. Rome was first governed by a monarchy which was replaced by a Republic -- the Republic provided a separation of powers and responsibilities, primarily concentrated in the Senate and among several important assemblies. Tensions and conflict between the Patricians and the Plebeians escalated and broke out into hostilities which threatened the peace and security of Rome. A first triumvirate was formed (Julius, Pompey, Crassus), seeking leadership and resolution to the conflict and granting authority.
Juliusa€™ assassination on the floor of the Senate by Brutus resulted in the formation of the second triumvirate composed of Octavian, Marc Anthony, and Lepidus. Although married to Octaviana€™s sister, Marc Anthony lived openly with Cleopatra in Alexandria, Egypt. The clash between Octavian and Anthony was settled at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, with Anthony and Cleopatra driven back to Alexandria where both committed suicide. The last of the Julian line, Nero, was emperor who killed the two apostles, Peter and Paul, in Rome in 67 AD. Rome grew to a huge empire that controlled almost all of the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea from the Euphrates on the East to the Atlantic Ocean on the west, as well as Gaul (France), Spain, and England. Most roots of Western civilization can be traced to elements that existed in the Roman Empire from about 27 B.C.
Rome contributed roads, bridges, architecture, citizenship, language, republicanism, and culture to Europe -- producing the famed Pax Romana. The rise of the Roman Empire was foretold in the dream of the Persian king, Nebuchadnezzar, as interpreted by Daniel in his prophecy 2:1-45.
The Roman Empire provided the environment (language, roads) that enabled the Christian Church to grow throughout the known world. Ultimately, the Christian Church conquered the Roman Empire through the faithful witness of Christians throughout the empire and with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine to the Christian faith. Describe the interaction between the Goths and the Romans, resulting ultimately in the sacking of Rome in 476 A.D. The small town was established on the banks of the Tiber River on an elevated site to give protection. Jerusalem had been under Seleucid control for many years.A  When they heard a false rumor in 167 BC that Antiochus Epiphanes IV, king of the Seleucids, had been killed in battle in Egypt, a rebellion broke out in the city. While in Egypt Julius developed a relationship with Cleopatra, teenage ruler of Egypt, who subsequently bore him a son. Octavian, nephew of Julius, was appointed by the Senate to a new triumvirate togetherA  with Marc Antony and Lepidus in 43 B.C. Having arrived in Rome Octavian, aided by Marc Antony, then pursued Julius Brutus the assassin of his uncleA  to Greece, where two battles at Philippi in northern Greece took place, Octavian defeated and killed Brutus. The Renaissance quickly spread from Italy to northern Europe, primarily into England and the Netherlands. 16.15.1 What were the factors leading to a new awakening through a Renaissance in northern Europe?
Inability of the Roman Church to explain the causes and cures of the Black Plague that swept through Europe 1348-1350. Schism in the Roman Church lessened the peoplea€™s confidence in the stability, authority, and therefore the traditions of the Roman Church.
A new hunger for studying the Scriptures in Greek and Hebrew and going back to what was taught and believed by the early Christians. Explorations by the Dutch and English opened them up to new cultures and peoples, and the excitement of being able to successfully make those long-distance journeys and come back home to talk about them filled people with great expectations of what the human being can accomplish. In northern Europe, while it too gave importance to rediscovering the knowledge of the ancient Greeks and Romans and the reading of ancient manuscripts, the focus was on Plato rather than on Aristotle. The study of ancient manuscripts included a new emphasis upon discovering and translating ancient biblical manuscripts. The study of Greek and Latin was encouraged so that accurate reading and translating of the Scriptures could take place. The geographic distance from Rome gave a wider freedom to the authors in the Northern Renaissance in their criticisms and critiques of the Roman popes and clergy. The kings and princes of northern Europe tended to promote a degree of independence from Rome. In the north people were more interested in reforming the Church than they were studying the classical Greek and Roman manuscripts.
The beginning of the Renaissance in England is usually considered to be 1485, the same year that the War of Roses ended and the resulting beginning of the Tudor dynasty. The tumult and chaos that was expressed politically and within the Church in the Italian Renaissance was expressed similarly in the religious and political conflicts during the Tudor dynasty. Erasmus was born in present-day Netherlands and after studying for the priesthood, his intense interest in studying Latin and Greek led him to Rome.
Disturbed by the nepotism, worldliness, and immorality that he observed in Rome he traveled and lived for periods of time in France, England, Switzerland, and Germany.
The most noted work by Erasmus was In Praise of Folly, a Latin essay which was widely read and received high praise, acceptance which was actually surprising to Erasmus. The essaya€™s main character is Folly, a young woman who sets about to prove that she has been the major force who has shaped history. In Praise of Folly would have never created waves if Erasmus had not included priest, popes, and theologians as targets of his satire. There were many in the Roman clergy who opposed the Renaissance and its attacks on Scholasticism. In the third section of the essay, Folly really jumps in with both feet in her satire about the Roman clergy.
Erasmus did call for, however, a reformation of the Roman Church at more than a decade before Luther arrived on the scene.
Erasmus also produced a series of textbooks, Forms of Familiar Conversation (1514), used in many schools to teach rhetoric and virtue. He sympathized with Martin Luthera€™s call for reformation and agreed with his basic arguments. Erasmus viewed Luther as being too radical, and Luther thought Erasmus was big on words, but weak in actual action. Erasmus was a leading Greek and Latin scholar in Europe who believed the scriptures should be in the language of the people. He believed the education of both boys and girls, using methods similar to his series, Forms of Familiar Conversation, was a major way to bring reform to the Church as well as elevate society to a higher level. Just as Erasmus used the fictitious Folly to convey his criticisms of the Roman Church, so More used the stories of the fictitious traveler Raphael Hythloday, in Morea€™s fable, Utopia, to advance his criticisms of England and of the reign of Henry VIII.
The setting is a conversation in Antwerp, Belgium, where a friend introduces More to a traveller, Raphael Hythloday, who supposedly accompanied Amerigo Vespucci (for whom American is named) on his journey to the New World. Underlying the story, however, is More speaking through Hythloday concerning his opinions about the England of his day and the conditions under the reign of Henry VIII.
In Utopia, thieves are required to work for the government productively in order to pay off their crimes.
More is considered to be a leading humanist in Renaissance England and a true Renaissance man.
More counseled Henry against divorce, and when Henry proclaimed himself head of the English Church in the Act of Supremacy of 1534, More opposed Henry and refused to sign a loyalty oath proclaiming the King as the sole head over the English Church. More, as did his friend Erasmus, believed that girls should receive the same high quality education as boys.
Served as a member of Henrya€™s Privy Council (a small group of close advisors chosen by the king and who had great influence in most matters of government), and was selected as special ambassador between Henry and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (and nephew of Henrya€™s first wife, Catherine of Aragon).
Began a large history of the life of Richard III of England, which, although never completed by More, was an prime example of Renaissance history and served as a basis for Shakespearea€™s play, Richard III. Became Lord Chancellor in 1529, the highest position in government next to the king which also made him head of both the House of Lords as well as the head of the judicial court system of England.
Fought against the Protestant Reformation, banned all Protestant books from England, and used torture to root out Protestants in England. Refused to sign the loyalty oath affirming that the King of England only had authority over the English Church.
Reluctantly Henry agreed to the imprisonment of More, whose wife and children begged him to relent and sign the oath. In July 1535 was tried for treason by a panel of jurors who included his successor as Lord Chancellor, and the father, brother, and uncle of Anne Boleyn.
Other noted English authors can be included in the list of Renaissance authors, in addition to More.
Even though Shakespeare was born towards the end of the Renaissance, yet he was one of the first, and considered to be the pioneer, of bringing the central values of the Renaissance to the English theater. As England increasingly moved out of the feudal system with three locked in social classes -- lords, knights, and peasants -- society was being radically reshaped to include farmers, merchants, craftsmen, housewives, government officials, soldiers, nobles, and clergy.
Shakespeare was able to weave in and through his plays themes, characters, and events found in the classical Greek and Roman literature, thus remaining true to the Renaissance spirit. The deep emotions arise within Hamlet when he discovers that Claudius killed Hamleta€™s father in order to gain the throne. To get himself together, Hamlet leaves town and over time is able to calm his emotions and think more clearly.
Shakespeare takes his audience through the whole range of emotions that fill Hamleta€™s mind and spirit. As with the Italian artists, Van Eyck lived on commissions paid by the wealthy merchants and government leaders.
He was especially expert at including all kinds of details in his paintings that gave a window into his time period.
If someone asked you what the differences were between the Renaissance in Italy and the Renaissance in Northern Europe, what would your response be?
16.15.1A  What were the factors leading to a new awakening through a Renaissance in northern Europe? Disturbed by the nepotism, worldliness, and immorality that he observed in Rome he traveled and lived for periods of time in France,A  England, Switzerland, and Germany. The most noted work by Erasmus was In Praise of Folly,A  a Latin essay which was widely read and received high praise, acceptance which was actually surprising to Erasmus. 1.If someone asked you what the differences were between the Renaissance in Italy and the Renaissance in Northern Europe, what would your response be?
2.Erasmus is considered to be one of the most important figures of the Northern Reniassance.
Some of the contents of this seventh volume of BSI Archival History, taking the form here of occasional papers, were prepared originally as talks for annual dinners of The Five Orange Pips, who provided a suitable audience for historical discoveries for which the world was not prepared, or at any rate not yet complete to my satisfaction.
This was particularly true of chapter four of this volume a€” for my money, the most interesting discovery about the BSIa€™s beginnings in some time. That meant doing it in a scant two months, over the holiday season, if it were to appear upon the January weekend. This volumea€™s title, a quotation from the chapter of The Valley of Fear entitled a€?Lodge 341, Vermissa,a€? seems appropriate to me for many reasons. I hope readers will enjoy these papers, and perhaps find them useful to research of their own as I continue with mine. As always, I owe thanks to many people and institutions for assistance and support in researching the contents of this collection, and helping me to prepare them for publication in two hurried months. Ray Betzner, Peter Blau, Steve Doyle, George Fletcher, Andy Fusco, Tim Johnson, Jerry Margolin, George McCormack, Julie McKuras, David Musto, Steve Rothman, Philip Shreffler, Paul Singleton, Dan Stashower, Bill Vande Water, and David Weiss helped provide information and materials for this book, and I appreciate their time, knowledge, efforts and generosity. Many libraries were also sources of information and primary source materials: The Library of Congress, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the New York Public Library, the Pentagon Library, the library of the Century Assoc-iation of New York, the University of Minnesota Librarya€™s Sherlock Holmes Collections, and the libraries of Georgetown and Yale Universities.
The public records office of Bethel, Conn., and the registrara€™s office of New York University provided valuable, if confounding, data about Edgar W. Finally, my thanks to Sigerson and The Pips for their attention, encourage-ment, and discretion over the ten years that some chapters in this volume have been in making their public appearance.
Toasts were important from the very start of Baker Street Irregularity, even before there was a BSI. Elmer Davisa€™s Constitution & Buy Laws for the BSI, as noted, were published in Christopher Morleya€™s a€?Bowling Greena€? column in the Saturday Review of Literature of February 17, 1934.
First, in Buy Law 1, after the words a€?an annual meeting shall be held on January 6th,a€? the words or thereabouts had been inserted. As for the term a€?Conanical,a€? this change was actually introduced at the 1940 BSI dinner, the one annual dinner in history attended by a Conan Doyle, to wit Denis. A few other changes in the 1944 Profile by Gaslight version of the Constitution & Buy-Laws were editorial, such as adding the words a€?of Literaturea€? to a€?Saturday Reviewa€? in Qualification B of Buy Law 3.
More striking yet, the possibility of women in the BSI was quietly struck from this new appearance of the Buy Laws. Seventeen thousand copies of Profile by Gaslight had been sold between 1944 and 1948, bringing public attention like never before to Sherlockiana and the BSI.
The Constitution & Buy-Laws have been reprinted here and there at other times since then, usually muddling the matter further. In 1998 newly installed BSI management produced a fourth official version of the Constitution & Buy Laws, in a leaflet prepared by Ray Betzner (a€?The Agony Column,a€? 1987) for members of the public requesting information about the BSI. Restoration of a€?published in the Saturday Review of January 27th, 1934a€? (Betzner said a€?Saturday Review of Literature,a€? which is not as Elmer Davis wrote it, but oh well) still leaves us in violation of our Constitution & Buy Laws, for the toasts drunk at the official annual dinner are NOT those published in the Saturday Review on that date. The toasts missing from BSI annual dinners have, as much as the others, a€?their own overtones for all genuine Sherlockians,a€? as Christopher Morley put it in the Book of Genesis. The query about his identify was a€” as Bill Hall will tell you a€” the original, first, quickie, abbreviated examination for eligibility to membership in the pre-natal Baker Street club. 1 See Steven Rothmana€™s compendium of Sherlockian Morleyana, The Standard Doyle Company (Fordham University Press, 1990), pp. 4 See the dinner photograph in a€?Entertainment and Fantasya€?: The 1940 BSI Dinner, 1998a€™s BSJ Christmas Annual, pp. 5 More than a few correct solutions to the Sherlock Holmes Crossword, appearing in Morleya€™s column in the Saturday Review of Literature on May 19, 1934, as a membership exam for the BSI, had come from women.
6 Since that remark calls for explanation: the sole deficiency of Shrefflera€™s book was the absence of chronology as a vital Irregular discipline.
After providing the piece below to Julie and Mitch, I acquired from a used books dealer in Sydney the biography of Richard Hughes that had been published there in 1982, two years before his death in 1984 at the age of 78. First notice of a Far Eastern scion society of the BSI appeared in Vincent Starretta€™s Chicago Tribune column of September 14, 1947. One of the cultural highlights of the Japanese Occupation, indeed, was the foundation, in 1948, of a still-flourishing Tokyo Chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars by Japanese, British, American, Australian and New Zealand students of Sherlock Holmes.
The historic founding meeting of The Baritsu Chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars was held at the Shibuya residence of Walter Simmons, Far Eastern representative of the Chicago Tribune, on 12 October 1948. It was unanimously agreed the society should be named The Baritsu Chapter, in reverent reference to the use a€” rather misuse, as later established by the Chapter a€” of that word by Holmes in The Adventure of the Empty House when, explaining his return from the dead, he credited his escape from Professor Moriarty to his knowledge of a€?baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling,a€? which enabled him to hurl the master criminal to destruction in the Reichenbach Fall. In addition to Count Makino, another notable absence from this initial meeting was Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, who pleaded urgent cabinet business and an appointment with General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander, as reasons for a last minute cancellation of his attendance.
The Chief Banto elected that night was Richard Hughes, who continued to rollick in the role until his death in 1984. But in truth, the expansive Hughes became The Baritsu Chapter, during those first years in Tokyo, and later, for the remainder of his life, in Hong Kong. Hughes swaggered across the landscape of the Far East, and his London Sunday Times editor, the novelist Ian Fleming, gave a vivid account in his 1964 book Thrilling Cities of what it was like to have Dick Hughes for a guide on a a€?businessa€? trip to Hong Kong, Macao, and Tokyo. So it came as a surprise to many people when they learned, some years after his death, that from the 1950s on, Richard Hughes had been an agent of the Soviet KGB.
And it came as a great surprise to the KGB, no doubt, to learn that in fact Hughes had been not theirs, but a British double-agent actually working for MI6, and feeding the KGB disinformation all those years.
Richard Hughes, Chief Banto of The Baritsu Chapter, Far Eastern scion society of the BSI, did so for years. As a schoolboy, a€?On the long walk back home, Hughes would make up stories for the other boys and tell them of the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
In November 1920, when Hughes was sixteen, a€?Conan Doyle came to Australia to lecture on spiritualism and Hughesa€™ father was involved in the arrangements for the visit. In his first newspaper job, in 1936, a€?One of his chores was to review mystery stories and he assumed the by-line a€?Dr Watson, Jnra€™.
In 1939, with a mysterious disappearance in New Zealand in the news, his editor, a€?in a frivolous mood, said to Hughes: a€?Dr Watson, Junior, youa€™re a great authority on crime.
In early 1944, while a war correspondent, a€?Hughes brought out his first book, a modest little volume called Dr Watsona€™s Casebook: [Studies in Australian Crime], which dealt with some of the great mysteries of the world. After the war ended, Hughes was assigned to Tokyo, where his a€?lifelong love of Sherlock Holmes reached some sort of fulfillment in 1948 when he and other aficionados formed a Tokyo chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars. And there is more in the book, including Hughesa€™ anger at Communist Chinese attacks upon the Sherlock Holmes stories, some back-and-forth with Adrian Conan Doyle over whether Sir Arthur was Sherlock Holmes himself or not, Sir Arthura€™s spiritualism, Sherlock Holmes as one of Hughesa€™ favorite a€?cultural disputationa€? topics over the several decades he was stationed in Hong Kong (hea€™d have loudly approved of Robert G. Hughes delightedly quoted the final few words, spoken after Sherlock Holmes had revealed himself to surprised readers as the counter-spy Altamont who had outwitted the German Von Bork a€” a€?the most astute secret service man in Europe.a€? It was one of Hughesa€™ favourite Holmes stories.
But, the biography continues, this was not an unusual accomplishment for Hughes: a€?His friends tried him on other Sherlock Holmes stories. You have just a little over a week until we go live with our upcoming med school admissions webinar, Create a Winning AMCAS Application. The post 2017 AMCAS Advice: Upcoming Webinar Reminder appeared first on Accepted Admissions Consulting Blog. Remember to register in order to access important advice that will guide you through the AMCAS application process. This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with medical school applicants and students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top medical schools and the med school application process. Abraar: I am currently a fourth year medical student at UCLA where I serve as the Student Body President. Abraar: I am looking forward to the incredible opportunity through FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to study medical ethics in the context of the atrocities of the Holocaust. Abraar: I am going to be pursuing an MPH in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.
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After the test, remember to keep the focus on your own test performance, not anyone else’s. There’s no use spending time or energy on the test anymore when you can’t go back to change your answers. I was brought up as a Christian, didn't buy it for a while, then looked into it and ended up becoming friends with God. So, I guess this is all about me just putting up my ideas, my creations, my happenings of the future as they come. I like this photo cause it really captures the mood of the place and also, I reckon, the mood of his songs.
On the second day we were in melbourne, another Dave (not one pictured above) took us around the town. I went to a graphic design college in 2000 and one of our assignments in the topic of 'branding' was to compare two different products that are aimed at two different demographic of people.
We are recording at the moment and should have a CD with 2 songs on it to show people in a few weeks. Phuket: unlike Pharmacy, the 'Ph' in 'Phuket' is pronounced differently - it is said 'poo-ket'.
Every now and then I will find a gem that I just didna€™t give a good enough go a€“ it slips through the cracks. A friend of mine makes guitar pedals and it got me excited to try and design some of the cases.
The first one I was influenced by (that is designer talk for "I completely ripped it off") Eric Clapton's 'crash designed Fender'.
James would like me to point out : "that the only reason you won is cause I didn't bring my ball".
Katie Brown took some amazing shots of our band when we played at the supper club at Blackstump. 3.The writer must avoid the two essential faults of creative writinga€”those that touch its essence and those that are accidental. 4.The plot should have a beginning, middle, and end, and thus resemble a living organism in all its unity. 5.The beginning and end of the story must be capable of being brought within a single view or theme. 6.Plot should be arranged on the complex plan, one in which change of fortune takes place through reversal of situation, recognition, or both and includes scenes of suffering.
8.Plot can consist of either a single thread or double thread in which an opposite ending occurs for the good and bad characters. 10.Plot should imitate actions that incite pity and feara€”pity as aroused by unmerited misfortune, and fear by witnessing the misfortune of a character like ourselves. 11.This character must be someone who brings misfortune on himself or herself, not through vice or depravity, but by some error or frailty. 13.The writer must focus on the action in the story and the part taken by the characters, and not drift off in several lines of action carried on at the same time.
14.The writer should put the scene before his or her eyes, as if he or she is an actual eyewitness to an event happening while writing.
Hero or heroine faces jeopardy that incites in reader emotions of sympathetic fear and anxiety as to the outcome of the situation.
Plant the idea or action early, then develop readera€™s understanding by returning to idea or action later in story.
Description is the attempt to represent reality by using language to present as directly as possible the qualities of a person, place, object, or event. 1)The Eye of Insight sheds new light by examining inscape, viewing the interior, the shape within the shape of a thing. 2)The All-Accepting Eye examines things that we might rather not see, discards the labels, and searches for the beauty in a flaw, beginning discovery with the thing and not its label.
3)The Gliding Eye observes things in movement through time or space or both, picks up details of the passage, recording birth and decay of sensation at the center of a spinning mind.
4)The Childa€™s Eye observes a thing with the seriousness of a child at play, in a focused, highly concentrated way, without hurrya€”like watching an ant crawl across the ground or observing a dung beetle move a mass five times its size and weight. 5)The Dream Eye fragments reality and reshapes it, perhaps using symbols to penetrate below surface appearances. The Naked Eye merges with the Imaginative Eye to create effective descriptiona€”The Big Picturea€”by making things from, not making things up. New idea built from comparison between two unlike things; tension between two actualities creates possibility, or new meaning. An Allusion measures a thing against a known cultural or memory tweak by referencing something the reader will know (Allegory, Conceit, direct or indirect reference to other texts (intertextuality), music, movies, etc.
Respond to each othera€™s work with respect, depth and thoughtfulness, in a manner that is civil and constructive. Over the Top a€“ material is presented in such a way that reader has a hard time believing the story. Greenfield, Tennessee, a farm and factory town of twenty-two hundred in the statea€™s rural northwest corner, has never been more than a place between places, one in a long list of towns to be passed through along kudzu-choked U.S.
It was in fact the railroad, and not the nearby Mississippi River, which was the prime mover in the delta land where I grew up.
On September 2, 1979, two members of the Weakley County rescue squad found the raped and murdered body of eight year-old Cary Ann Medlin in one of the communitya€™s namesake green fields, not far from the Illinois Central tracks. I remember hearing news of her murder and running to find my first grade yearbook, hoping to fix her school days photo in my mind so I wouldna€™t lose it. It wasna€™t until twenty-one years later, long after Ia€™d left Tennessee, after Martin and Greenfield had became only places in my mind and that Lovera€™s Lane a Memory Lane that I began to consider the murdera€™s place in a childhood which I now see as violent in so many other ways. That first grade photo of Cary appeared over and over in the news in the months leading up to the Coe execution, along with another I found printed years before in the Nashville Tennessean and now reprinted as the newspaper re-capped the story: a shot of those rescue workers bent over the soybean plants, long-haired and t-shirted, hunting the girla€™s body.
Bob Cowser, Jr.'s first book, Dream Season, was a New York Times Book Review a€?Editor's Choicea€? and a€?Paperback Rowa€? selection and was listed among the Chronicle of Higher Education's best-ever college sports books. Above our heads, a banner of the eartha€™s children: an African boy with corduroy hair, a fur-muffled Eskimo, a golden girl from Holland.
Six years later my first stockings were seamed and I thought of Miss Ranney while I sat on the edge of the bathtub shaving the pale brown hairs. Rebecca McClanahan has published nine books, most recently Deep Light: New and Selected Poems 1987-2007 and The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, which won the 2005 Glasgow prize in nonfiction. There was a woman who died while I was in Daffiama; she was young and eight months pregnant. Jillian Schedneck taught Literature and Creative Writing at the American University in Dubai for the 2007-2008 academic year. Sitting on the edge of her bed, with legs dangling and shoulders slumped, my six-year-old stares at the wall in a trance. She moves to the beat of her own drum, but once in the car, I settle into the morning routine. As the overburdened stretch of I-95 south of the Capitol extends before me, with cars packed in every lane as we creep toward our northbound destinations, I cannot stop the seething anger and indignation that boils within me. Our passage onto the base is slowed at the gate by the forklift placing barriers in front of the gate shack. I look at her, and though I answer a€?yes,a€? I realize that I was late because I forgot to leave.
Being a mother is not just something I do; it is who I am, who I should have been, and who I always want to be. On the way to work, I listen to the news, but then I turn it off and just listen to the sound of my breathing. During my first sixth months of recruiting duty, workdays lasted from 0700 to 2300 Monday thru Friday, and from 0800 to 1800 on Sunday. Making all those a€?numbersa€? was occasionally impossible, especially the a€?three appointments for the next day.a€? The recruiter had to contact the staff non-commissioned officer in charge and report his numbers before securing. Create Scene, driving home, reflecting on the hours spent on the road as a recruiter and the nastiness of the bars carried on Na€™s clothing into the cara€”describe car: At the end of that night, I went home exhausted, sweaty, and smelling like the smoke from the bars, an odor I despise.
Create Scene: Pulling into the driveway at 0200 all I could think of was getting a shower and going to sleep.
Deodorant soap replaced the smell of sweat and cigarette smoke from my body, but the taste in my mouth was getting worse. A recruiting SNCOIC doesna€™t want his recruiters getting caught with their integrity down but he is willing to risk it to make mission. This is a separate story inside this storya€”N is avoiding the real story by ending with this: Anyway, rumor had it the old man had assaulted a recruiter in Georgia and the Colonel just moved him to a new duty-station, in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Like I said before, you have real talent, so dona€™t think badly of your writing when you see my comments.
One of the most important things you can do, is to take this piece and determine what is summary and what is scene. When you create your timeline, start with placing the major events in this piece on the line first. Being assigned to recruiting from my usual job as a criminal investigator was both good and bad.
Getting back to those tasks based on statistics, stay with me now as I get through how the numbers worked out. I talked to those people either on the telephone or in person, what we called daily activities. When I returned to my desk from the bathroom, the old sergeant was heading out the door with his Bible. This was the guy I had to call every night and get approval to secure, to leave work and go home at night.
After almost five hours of talking to people on the phone and going out and talking to people at malls, stores and various other public places, I felt done for the day.
Dragging ass, I continued to approach people around 7-eleven stores and such, acting like I just happened to be stopping by on my way home from work. After ironing out the details and writing down his contact information, I finally left the musty tavern and drove home, exhausted and sweaty.
The glowing numbers on the clock said it was a short night before I had to get back up and start another recruiting day.
Born and raised in a small town in the South, David Charles joined the US Marine Corps as a teenager during the Cold War period. DESCRIPTION: This is the largest map of its kind to have survived in tact and in good condition from such an early period of cartography. These place names are in Lincolnshire (Holdingham and Sleaford are the modern forms), and this Richard has been identified as one Richard de Bello, prebend of Lafford in Lincoln Cathedral about the year 1283, who later became an official of the Bishop of Hereford, and in 1305 was appointed prebend of Norton in Hereford Cathedral.
While the map was compiled in England, names and descriptions were written in Latin, with the Norman dialect of old French used for special entries. Here, my dear Son, my bosom is whence you took flesh Here are my breasts from which you sought a Virgina€™s milk. The other three figures consist of a woman placing a crown on the Virgin Mary and two angels on their knees in supplication. Still within this decorative border, in the left-hand bottom corner, the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus is enthroned and crowned with a papal triple tiara and delivers a mandate with his seal attached, to three named commissioners. In the right-hand bottom corner an unidentified rider parades with a following forester holding a pair of greyhounds on a leash. The geographical form and content of the Hereford map is derived from the writings of Pliny, Solinus, Augustine, Strabo, Jerome, the Antonine Itinerary, St. As is traditional with the T-O design, there is the tripartite division of the known world into three continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa. EUROPE: When we turn to this area of the Hereford map we would expect to find some evidence of more contemporary 13th century knowledge and geographic accuracy than was seen in Africa or Asia, and, to some limited extent, this theory is true.
France, with the bordering regions of Holland and Belgium is called Gallia, and includes all of the land between the Rhine and the Pyrenees. Norway and Sweden are shown as a peninsula, divided by an arm of the sea, though their size and position are misrepresented. On the other side of Europe, Iceland, the Faeroes, and Ultima Tile are shown grouped together north of Norway, perhaps because the restricting circular limits of the map did not permit them to be shown at a more correct distance. The British Isles are drawn on a larger scale than the neighboring parts of the continent, and this representation is of special interest on account of its early date. On the Hereford map, the areas retain their Latin names, Britannia insula and Hibernia, Scotia, Wallia, and Cornubia, and are neatly divided, usually by rivers, into compartments, North and South Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, England, and Scotland.
THE MEDITERRANEAN: The Mediterranean, conveniently separating the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, teems with islands associated with legends of Greece and Rome. Mythical fire-breathing creature with wings, scales and claws; malevolent in west, benevolent in east. 4.A A  For bibliographical information on these and other (including lost) cartographical exemplars, see Westrem, The Hereford Map, p. 10.A A  For bibliographical information for editions and translations of the source texts, see Westrem, The Hereford Map, p.
11.A A  More detailed analysis of these data can be found in my a€?Lessons from Legends on the Hereford Mappa Mundi,a€? Hereford Mappa Mundi Conference proceedings volume being edited by Barber and Harvey (see n. 16.A A  Danubius oritur ab orientali parte Reni fluminis sub quadam ecclesia, et progressus ad orientem, . 23.A A  The a€?standarda€? Latin forms of these place-names and the modern English equivalents are those recorded in the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, ed. From the time when it was first mentioned as being in Hereford Cathedral in 1682, until a relatively short time ago, the Hereford Mappamundi was almost entirely the preserve of antiquaries, clergymen with an interest in the middle ages and some historians of cartography.
FROM THE TIME when it was first mentioned as being in Hereford Cathedral in 1682, until a relatively short time ago, the Hereford Mappamundi was almost entirely the preserve of antiquaries, clergymen with an interest in the middle ages and some historians of cartography.
Details from the Hereford map of the Blemyae and the Psilli.a€? Typical of the strange creatures or 'Wonders of the East' derived by Richard of Haldingham from classical sources and placed in Ethiopia. Equally important work was also being done on medieval and Renaissance world maps as a genre, particularly by medievalists such as Anna-Dorothee von den Brincken and Jorg-Geerd Arentzen in Germany and by Juergen Schulz, primarily an art historian, and David Woodward, a leading historian of cartography, in the United States. The Hereford World Map is the only complete surviving English example of a type of map which was primarily a visualization of all branches of knowledge in a Christian framework and only secondly a geographical object. After the fall of the Roman empire in the 5th century, monks and scholars struggled desperately to preserve from destruction by pagan barbarians the flotsam and jetsam of classical history and learning; to consolidate them and to reconcile them with Christian teaching and biblical history.
There would have been several models to choose from, corresponding to the widely differing cartographic traditions inside the Roman Empire, but it seems that the commonest image descended from a large map of the known world that was created for a portico lining the Via Flaminia near the Capitol in Rome during Christ's lifetime. Recent writers such as Arentzen have suggested that, simply because of their sheer availability, from an early date different versions of this map may have been used to illustrate texts by scholars such as St. Eventually some of the information from the texts became incorporated into the maps themselves, though only sparingly at first. A broad similarity in coastlines with the Hereford map is clear in the Anglo-Saxon [Cottonian] World Map, c.1000 (#210), but there are no illustrations of animals other than the lion (top left). The resulting maps ranged widely in shape and appearance, some being circular, others square. A few maps of the inhabited world were much more detailed, though keeping to the same broad structure and symbolism. Most of these earlier maps were book illustrations, none were particularly big and the maps were always considered to need textual amplification. From about 1100, however, we know from contemporary descriptions in chronicles and from the few surviving inventories that larger world maps were produced on parchment, cloth and as wall paintings for the adornment of audience chambers in palaces and castles as well as, probably, of altars in the side chapels of religious buildings. A separate written text of an encyclopedic nature, probably written by the map's intellectual creator, however, was still intended to accompany many if not all these large maps and one may originally have accompanied the Hereford world map. These maps seem largely to have been inspired by English scholars working at home or in Europe. The most striking novelty, however, was the vastly increased number of depictions of peoples, animals, and plants of the world copied from illustrations in contemporary handbooks on wildlife, commonly called bestiaries and herbals. Mentions in contemporary records and chronicles, such as those of Matthew Paris, make it plain that these large world maps were once relatively common. At about the same time that this map was being created, Henry III, perhaps after consultation with Gervase, who had visited him in 1229, commissioned wall maps to hang in the audience chambers of his palaces in Winchester and Westminster. The Hereford Mappamundi is the only full size survivor of these magnificent, encyclopedic English-inspired maps.
An inscription in Norman-French at the bottom left attributes the map to Richard of Haldingham and Sleaford. According to such mythologies the Germans emerged suddenly from a crack in the eartha€™s surface. As with the story of Cronos and his son Zeus, the king feared that when they reached adulthood the twins would seize his position. Natural resources in the area provided timber, clay, straw, and abundant fish for the construction of houses and protective walls and for food. They migrated into northern Italy and in the 6th century moved south from Tuscany northern Italy to the Tiber.
The Senate functioned as an advisory council to the king, and the assembly had matters referred to it for popular input, which the king could accept or ignore. The citizens were divided into centuries (100 citizens) and 35 tribes, 4 major tribes in the city of Rome (urban dwellers) and 31 rural tribes (farmers, landowners).
The Senate began during the Roman monarchy, then gained additional power in the Republic, but with the advent of the Empire, declined in its power and influence. In two months they amazingly built over 300 war ships and trained 10,000 marines to combat Carthage.
A series of heartless and corrupt kings led to a social and political chaos so bad that in 64 BC Rome had to step in and conquer the area in order to quell the confusion. A series of assassinations, grabs for power, and appointments of individuals by the Senate outside the normal rules of the constitution, caused a crisis.
When Pompey landed in Alexandria, he was killed by Egyptians who thought they were being loyal to Julius and would find favor with him. Cleopatra presumed that after Julius returned to Rome he would call for her and her son to join him there.
This action by the Senate and the perceived arrogance of Julius greatly alarmed a group in the Senate led by Julius Brutus. It was not simply because of his personal attributes or that he was the nephew of Julius that caused the Senate to include Octavian.
Perhaps the geographic separation would enable the second triumvirate succeed where the first had failed.
To make matters worse, Antony was married to the sister of Octavian and Octavian, in turn, was married to the sister of Marc Antony! The countryside was divided between several factions.The Hellenized Jews had become European in their dress, language, and culture.
The Zealots also dressed as women to disguise themselves and plunged daggers into rivals on the streets of Jerusalem.
Furthermore, Jewish worship had so declined that prostitutes, according to Josephus the Jewish historian of the Roman Empire and school mate of Titus, were plying their trade inside the temple walls!
He placed three legions around the western sides of the city and a fourth on the east on i??the Mount of Olives. Josephus states that the stench of the dead on crosses was so great that legionnaires became sick at the odor. This was Goda€™s judgement upon a people who rejected him, although he presented himself to them as their Messiah.
The Julian Calendar provided the names of the months used world-wide and served as Europea€™s unified calendar until 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII developed the Gregorian Calendar. February is the only month that is 28 days long in common years and 29 days long in leap years. Public restrooms and public baths were also introduced by the Romans, although public toilets were present earlier in Greece, also. Arches could support heavier loads than columns and flat roofs by distributing the weight downward through each segment of the archa€™s construction.
Most famous of Roman domed buildings was the Pantheon in Rome, the temple dedicated to the worship and honoring of a€?all the gods,a€? which is what the word a€?pantheona€? means in Greek. After Trajan, Christians became progressively accepted and many were appointed to positions in government and the military, and many others held important positions as teachers and professors. Marc Anthony despised Octavian and spent most of his time in Egypt with the Eastern troops. He became the first bona fide Emperor and the second of six in the Julian line to rule Rome.
When Pompey landed in Alexandria, he was killed by Egyptians who thought they were being loyal to Julius and would find favor with him.A  However, Julius had a personal rule -- no leader defeated by Julius would be put to death. Actium was a naval battle, pitting the forces of Octavian and Rome against those of Marc Antony and the Egyptian forces of Cleopatra. Conditions generally were shaking people from the stupor of feudalism on the one hand and blind obedience to tradition on the other. Platonism seemed to be more consistent with biblical truth with its emphasis upon the Reality Above, rather than Aristotlea€™s emphasis on the material here and now. And political structures and churches generally were more independent from Rome that in Italy.
This was especially evident in the ongoing struggles for power between Rome and the Holy Roman Emperors in Germany.
Its high point was during the reign of Queen Elizabeth who reigned from 1554 until her death in 1603. He collected and studied many ancient Greek manuscripts of the New Testament and translated from the Latin Vulgate back into Greek portions of the New Testament that did not in his lifetime have sufficient Greek manuscript support.
The essay, written during a stay at the home of Thomas More in England, served as an impetus for the Protestant Reformation and was used as a text to teach rhetoric. It is a parody or spoof in which the roles normally played among mankind by her opposite, Wisdom, are assigned to Folly.
At this point in the essay the tone changes from good-hearted nonsense to a darker, angrier attack on the theologians of the Church.
He sympathized with Luthera€™s attacks on the Roman Church, but the two disagreed on how to go about dealing with the problem. Each town and nation seems to have its own patron saint, rather than a dependence upon Christ. In the early days of the United States a series of reading primers, The McDuffy Reader, was used to teach reading, but biblical themes were used so that all the while the student was learning to read, biblical concepts were being absorbed. Yet the very fact that they were condemned caused a wide publication of them, true to the emerging Renaissance spirit.
He was a close friend of Erasmus, and it was while staying in the home of More that Erasmus wrote In Praise of Folly.
Utopia, therefore, was a major example of the Humanist ideal of the Renaissance for freedom of speech and thought. Stranded by Vespucci when he returned to Europe, Raphael witnessed cultures and peoples with their religions and daily life, that greatly impressed him. He mentions the great number of thieves in the land, of the frequent use of capital punishment for thievery rather than at attempt to reform them, the bloated number of civil servants and bureaucrats in government, the excessive high rents charged by landowners, the quickness with which all of Europe seems to be to go to war, and the common tactic under Henry VIII of crying wolf concerning pending war in order to collect taxes to fight a war that never developed. He was an author, philosopher, attorney, member of Parliament, and a Greek and Latin scholar.
His first wife, who was ten years his junior, lacked education and More became her teacher.
His example was probably a factor in Henrya€™s daughter, Elizabeth (later to become Queen Elizabeth), receiving such a high level education that she was fluent in virtually all the major languages of Europe and considered to be one of the leading women in the Renaissance in England.
As Petrarch was to the sonnet, and Boccaccio to the novel, so Shakespeare was to the Renaissance theater. That is, the characters were a€?flata€? -- they played a role in explaining and acting out the plays major theme or making its major point. The multi-tiered society allowed Shakespeare to explore the human thoughts and personalities of every character in the play, no matter their position in a wide-ranging social system. First was his confusion, hurt, and anger when one month after the death of her husband, Hamleta€™s mother married her brother-in-law.
The ultimate conclusion he comes to is that he must kill Claudius to avenge his fathera€™s death. Just when it appears that he is able to avenge his fathera€™s death, he fails to carry it out.
Patronage was made possible because of the expert banking system, the excellent merchant fleet, and the industry of the Netherlands. It is said that he painted in such a way as to give the viewer both a telescope and a microscope. The essay, written during a stay at the home of Thomas More in England,A  served as an impetus for the Protestant Reformation and was used as a text to teach rhetoric. Other works include A Manual for the Christian KnightA  and Forms of Familiar Conversation. He was an author, philosopher, attorney,A A  member of Parliament, and a Greek and Latin scholar.
As the foreword below states, a breakthrough in regard to the chapter entitled a€?The Friendly Sons of St.
It was broached to the Pips in 2001, but the smoking gun did not come to light until the final days of last October. It has been a rush; and for any betraying signs of that which escaped notice to survive in this volume, my apologies. Conan Doyle, the founder of our feast, shed new light upon the schemes of the BSIa€™s hated rival on the Surrey shore, his badly-sprung offspring Adrian Conan Doyle.
I have left more or less untouched a personal aspect that was part of papers composed originally for the edification of The Pips, regarding the tribulations, triumphs, and stalemates of historical re-search.
I benefited es-pecially from knowing the late Miriam a€?Deea€? Alexander and the late Ronald Mansbridge, to whom this volume is dedicated. They were reprinted unofficially in Anthony Bouchera€™s novel The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars in 1940, and then in January 1944 as one of Vincent Starretta€™s extremely rare a€?Sherlockianaa€? leaflets from the hand-press of his friend Edwin B. At the Pentagon where I spent many years, public statements are subjected to security review before release, and changes may be made for reasons of accuracy or of policy. A glance at Smitha€™s minutes for the 1944 BSI annual dinner, a few months before publication of this version of the Buy Laws, shows that these were the toasts drunk on that occasion.2 And no doubt it was also to spare readers the need to look up the old reference. It arises, you will recall, in Qualification A of Buy Law 3, about special meetings of the BSI. Whata€™s more, the one to Colonel Sebastian Moran a€” decorated soldier, intrepid big-game hunter, superlative exec to the Napoleon of Crime, and high-tech assassin, in short the sort of man whose abilities are appreciated where I used to work a€” did reflect a very special role in the making of Baker Street Irregularity.
When, in the course of luncheon at Christ Cellaa€™s or elsewhere, some acquaintance would hear about the Sherlock Holmes society and ask how to get in, he would be asked a€?Who was the Second Most Dangerous Man in London?a€? If he could answer that one, he might get asked others if anybody present wanted to ask them. I move the restoration of the original and true text to all future official appearances of the BSIa€™s Constitution & Buy Laws, and also restoration of the missing Constitutional Toasts to the official annual dinners in January. They were named as solvers in subsequent issues, and one or two were even cozened by Morley, but none of them were admitted to the BSI. He omitted same because he was unaware, he told me, of any treatment of suitable length demonstrating the art and science of canonical chronologinalysis. Falstaff reborn, a man-mountain of wit and magnanimity, of Shakespearean eloquence and Rabelaisian humour, at home in the company of the kingly and the very common. When the KGB had approached to recruit him as a spy, he had contacted Ian Fleming, who had been in MI6 during the war. The codename he chose for himself in this double-agent work on behalf of Her Majestya€™s Government was ALTAMONT.
His father had started him on Conan Doylea€™s hero and his love for the sardonic Holmes was to grow stronger over the years. To his intense delight, Hughes was entrusted to pick up Conan Doyle from his hotel and take him in the family Oakland to the theatre where the great man was to lecture. When there was a dearth of mystery stories he would make them up and review imaginary books, much to the bewilderment of Sydney booksellers. Why dona€™t you go over to New Zealand and solve this mystery for us?a€™ Hughes replied: a€?Certainly.
The pseudonym was Dr Watson Jnr and he dedicated it a€?in reverent and humble tribute to the master, Sherlock Holmes, the greatest and the wisest man I have ever known.a€™a€? (p.
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However, if it is a bulky paragraph filled with ambiguous rhetoric, any reader eager to hear about actual applicant effectiveness may skip it altogether. The general purpose of the section is to highlight the most impressive details, which would otherwise be less noticeable.
If you do decide to include these, highlight the keywords that recruiters in your field will be seeking, not a slew of technology acronyms. This is especially useful for projects and impacts that occurred further in the past and would otherwise be buried near the end of the resume.
This is not generally appropriate for an admissions resume but does often generate interview invitations in a professional job application. Then, go through and manually highlight the accomplishments and details that you think are especially relevant to the position or program you are applying to. As you decide what to include, remember to change the text in the sections below so that the document is not repetitive. You can use text boxes, bullets, indentations, bold text, or titles to divide the material into short, legible “sections within the section.” Remember the key elements of including white space, keeping bullet points concise, and including numbers to quantify the size and scope of your projects. She is an expert at crafting application materials that truly differentiate you from the rest of the driven applicant pool. The admissions officers are swamped; they do not want to spend more time than necessary reading your essay. The active voice, however, is more concise; it specifies who is performing the action and what the object is. Our consultants will make sure that your essays display your communication skills at their best – without you going cross-eyed reviewing them over and over and over. Are you having trouble writing your personal statement and all the other short (but still important!) essays? The Achievements section is the space for you to include academic honors, awards and scholarships. If you experience includes two different types of activities – like research and clinical work – divide the experience and hours into two separate categories (e.g. Use the space to impress the committee with your dedication, your compassion, your communications skills, and your leadership – with the non-academic, qualitative and human side of you. We’d like to give you an incentive to get cracking on those apps here and now, by offering you 10% off on all non-rush medical school services through Wednesday, May 11. Do you have a compelling reason for this one program, maybe a spouse whose job requires them to be in this location or your only living family member is in the area? As many programs extend interview invitations and then acceptances on a rolling basis, the earlier you apply, the better.
Especially if your scores are high, you have a much better chance of finding a program willing to finance your education (not to mention, one that might be a better fit for you) if you spread your net more widely. But for those who can show they are the perfect fit for their dream school, it might be a chance you want to take. Here, you can persuade them to give you an interview or unknowingly reveal red flags that undermine your entire application.
If you share details of painful events, losses or failures that you have not yet processed or come to terms with, you may not have had time to decide how these experiences will impact you. Her intention was to share her love of science, research and learning but the feverish glee with which she described these procedures lacked compassion for the creatures that lost their lives for her research project. Since your application will be reviewed by doctors, as well as admissions professionals, it’s critical that you do not insult those from whom you are seeking acceptance. Prior to joining Accepted, Alicia worked for five years as Student Advisor at UC Davis’ postbac program where she both evaluated applications and advised students applying successfully to med school and related programs. Unfortunately, that stress doesn’t necessarily go away once the test is over. In this post, we cover some of the best ways to manage stress after handing in your test. How your best friend, neighbor, classmate, or study buddy feels they did on the test really doesn’t matter.
We know it can be tempting to worry over potential missed questions, but it won’t be worth the stress.
I find that out of all the albums that I buy: 40% get a real spin (and I mean, I listen to them inside out), 30% I only end up liking a few songs, and the other 30% I start to get into but get distracted by other albums I have bought. Seems either no one is talking about louis daguerre at this moment on GOOGLE-PLUS or the GOOGLE-PLUS service is congested.
Determine the point at which protagonist must make a decision in order to achieve goal (crisis). Coherent: Distilled image remains True to Life by reproducing the distinctive features of original. Consistent: Distilled image links the intended meaning from beginning to middle to end creating Unity of Meaning, as in an extended metaphor or exemplification.
Allusion requires an understood knowledge base between writer and reader and recognition of a Cultural Memory Tweak by the reader in most cases.
Elusion is complex and mysterious and requires not just recognition, but discovery of what is absent. In depicting the motions of the a€?human hearta€™ the durability of the writing depends on the exactitude.
Submit line-edit suggestions, marginal comments, and an end comment (summary of your thoughts on the piece) addressed to the writer. Offer an end comment that notes what you believe the work to be about, how you see the work achieving this, and what opportunities you can see for further exploration in this work. My slightly larger hometown of Martin, ten miles north up Highway 45, took its name from tobacco plantation owner Colonel William Martin who donated land for the railroad bed. Cary had gone on a bike ride with her little brother twenty hours earlier, gotten into a strangera€™s Grand Torino and disappeared. Her stepfather worked in those days on the assembly line at the Goodyear tire plant in Union City, her mother as a nurse at a Jackson hospital, and before moving to Greenfield in the summer of a€?79 the family had lived for a time in Martin. As the state of Tennessee prepared to execute Coe for the Medlin murder (its first execution in forty years), I began to understand Bean Switch Road as a rutted track in memory which might run between me and many people I loved and respected, separating me from them. Both Medlin and Coe are as dead as they could bea€”Coe for almost five years at this writing, Cary Ann for nearly a quarter century. He is also the author of Scorekeeping, a collection of coming-of-age essays, and his essays and reviews have appeared widely in American literary magazines, including Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, American Literary Review, Sycamore Review, Brevity, Sonora Review, Fourth Genre, and Creative Nonfiction. I checked the seams each morning as we stood facing the chalkboard, my hand across a place I called a pocket but she called your heart, and I pledged allegiance to a flag no bigger than my brother's diaper flapping on the line. I fingered my Brownie badge and renewed my oath to help other people at all times, especially those at home.
She has also authored four previous books of poetry and two books of writing instruction, including Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively. I didna€™t go to the funeral, but those who did said you could see the baby circling around inside of her, like a hand moving under a sheet. The first one fell with the Twin Towers, and as the clots of blood dripped into the toilet, I said goodbye almost thankfully, glad not to bring a child into such a world. Something is different, something has changed, and I search my body for signs that my baby is still therea€”check my breasts, my belly, the fluid in the toilet, and back again to the breasts, wondering if the life inside me has died.
Not just any brown, but the kind you make with paint or too many layers of crayon when youa€™re a little kid.
I would have gone to the funeral and made them cut the baby out while it was still alive, instead of after it had died. Her essay a€?Circling,a€? which first appeared in Brevity, will be anthologized in Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years (Snowvigate Press, 2009). As she rifled through the box of pencils, Alejandra must have also been watching my backside as I bent over Todda€™s desk, pondering the thin line of flower-print elastic that clings to my waistline.
He has dutifully added the e, but his compositiona€”five sentences describing his homea€”is riddled with errors. Calculating the hours, I am certain the Virginia state legislature steals an hour and a half from me five days a week. Amandaa€™s before and after school care is local to our neighborhood, and my year old baby attends the day care on base. Calculating the hours, I am certain the Virginia state legislature steals an hour and a half from me every workday. We are working with the Marine Corps program manager to set the timeline and milestones for the new Department of Defense messaging software.
She joined the Marine Corps in 1990 and is currently a Master Sergeant servingA with III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa Japan. Those activities included about 200 telephone calls and, getting back to this day at a little after 5 p.m. Having joined for law enforcement training, his first Marine job after a€?recruita€? and a€?studenta€? was as a military policeman. The circle of the world is set in a somewhat rectangular frame background with a pointed top, and an ornamented border of a zig-zag pattern often found in psalter-maps of the period (#223). Show pity, as you said you would, on all Who their devotion paid to me for you made me Savioress.
Olympus and such cities as Athens and Corinth; the Delphic oracle, misnamed Delos, is represented by a hideous head. James (Roxburghe Club) 1929, with representations from manuscripts in the British Library and the Bodleian Library, and a€?Marvels of the Easta€?, by R.
The upper-left corner of the Hereford Map, showing north and east Asia (compare to the contents on Chart 3).
1), however, call attention to a remarkable degree of accuracy in the relationship of toponymsa€”for cities, rivers, and mountainsa€”both in EMM and in Hereford Map legends.A  On the Asia Minor littoral, for example, one passage in EMM links 39 place-names in a running series, 23 of which are found in Chart 4 (and visible, in almost exactly parallel order, on Fig.
5, above).A  Treating islands separately from the eartha€™s three a€?partsa€? follows the organizational style adopted by Isidore of Seville, Honorius Augustodunensis, and other medieval geographical authorities. Note Lincoln on its hill and Snowdon ('Snawdon'), Caernarvon and Conway in Wales, referring to the castles Edward I was building there when the map was being created. In England, a detailed study of its less obvious features, such as the sequences of its place names and some of its coastal outlines by G. The Psilli reputedly tested the virtue of their wives by exposing their children to serpents. The cumulative effect has been to enable us at last to evaluate the map in terms of its actual (largely non-geographical and not exclusively religious) purpose, the age in which it was created and in the context of the general development of European cartography.
The Old and New Testaments contained few doctrinal implications for geography, other than a bias in favor of an inhabited world consisting of three interlinked continents containing descendants of Noah's three sons.
This now-lost map was referred to in some detail by a number of classical writers and it seems to have been created under the direction of Emperor Augustus's son-in-law, Vipsanius Agrippa (63-12 BC) for official purposes.
As the centuries went by, more and more was included with references to places associated with events in classical history and legend (particularly fictionalized tales about Alexander the Great) and from biblical history with brief notes on and the very occasional illustration of natural history. Note also the Roman provincial boundaries, the relative accuracy of the British coastlines (lower left) and the attention paid to the Balkans and Denmark, with which Saxon England had close contacts. Some, often oriented to the north, attempted to show the whole world in zones, with the inhabited earth occupying the zone between the equator and the frozen north.
They were never intended to convey purely geographical information or to stand alone without explanatory text. Often a 'context' for them would have been provided by the other secular as well as religious surrounding decorations. For many maps continued to be used primarily for educational, including theological, purposes. They reached their fullest development in the thirteenth century when Englishmen like Roger Bacon, John of Holywood (Sacrobosco), Robert Grosseteste and Matthew Paris were playing an inordinately large part in creative geographical thinking in Europe. In most, if not all of these maps, the strange peoples or 'Marvels of the East' are shown occupying Ethiopia on the right (southern) edge, as on the Hereford map. Exposure to light, fire, water, and religious bigotry or indifference over the centuries has, however, led to the destruction of most of them. Both are now lost but it seems quite likely that the so-called 'Psalter Map', produced in London in the early 1260s and now owned by the British Library, is a much reduced copy of the map that hung in Westminster Palace.
Despite some broad similarities in arrangement and content, however, there are very considerable differences from the Ebstorf and the 'Westminster Palace' maps in details - like the precise location of wildlife, the portrayal of some coastlines and islands, or in the recent information incorporated.
Many primitive tribes believe that a totem animal was their ancient ancestor, hence the totem poles among the Alaskan tribes. When they arrived at the Tiber and the early settlements around present-day Rome, they cleared the mud huts of the original inhabitants, dug canals for irrigation and draining of swamps, and organized cattle herding into a sustainable industry. Rome with its navy invaded Carthage, burned it to the ground, and poured salt onto the soil so that a city could never again be built there. To the south in Attica and the Peloponnese the Attican League rose in rebellion against the Roman invaders, but were quickly defeated. This is but one of several times that God used pagan armies as his tool to bring justice to evil kings and kingdoms.
Brutus was a close friend of Julius and had fought with him at Pharsalus against Pompey, but he was alarmed at the power grab by Julius To protect the Republic against a dictatorship, Brutus and others in the Senate made a bloody plan. Roman culture had so idealized the military that it was inconceivable for anyone but military leaders to be appointed to the triumvirate. The fact was that Octavian had marched on Rome and demanded that the Senate appoint him as one of the consuls! He was a well-qualified leader and was the emperor who ordered the census which caused Joseph and Mary to travel to Bethlehem.
He was then succeeded by his brother, Domitian, who many saw as a weaker candidate because he lacked the military zeal of his father and brother.
Vespasian with 60,000 Roman legionnaires worked his way south through Syria, Samaria, and northern Judah, systematically wiping out all resistance to Romea€™s authority. In protest, many of the faithful, a probably led by the men who should legally have become high priest, left Jerusalem for Masada in the south east.
When the Passover season arrived, Titus a€?politelya€? allowed the thousands of pilgrims to enter the city, but then refused to allow them to leave.
When it was discovered that some attempted to escape after having swallowed the gold jewelry and coins, the Romans hired Arabs to slit the stomachs of those who attempted to flee in order to seek for the hidden gold. But it was a further evidence of the truthfulness of the message of Jesus, that in him alone is found the forgiveness of sins and the free gift of eternal life. Some were fed by manmade reservoirs, one of the earliest, large scale attempts to manage natural resources. There are at least 333 terms that are literally the same in spelling and meaning in both Latin and English.
He placed two other men under Maximian and himself as junior partners, so-to-speak -- Constantius in Gaul as a junior partner under Maximian, and Galerius in the east under Diocletian, giving to them the title Augustus.
But for this study, the following are listed as emperors and lines of emperors that are worth remembering. Lepidus foolishly attempted to take authority over Octaviana€™s troops and was expelled by Octavian from the triumvirate.
The reason for his frequent relocations seems to have been a desire to avoid direct involvement with the disputes going on between Luther and Rome and to keep himself from attacks by Rome.
A master of rhetoric, Erasmus playfully weaves all the major tools of rhetoric into Follya€™s (the main character) a€?proofsa€? of her centrality to human thought and behavior.
She claims that no human relationships, no governments, no yielding to authority or exercise of authority are possible without a good deal of folly being involved. Folly makes fun of their long sermons that confuse most of their listeners, and who attempt to show how brilliant they are by using Latin and Greek phrases in their sermons, when their listeners havena€™t a clue what those phrases mean. Knowing this, Folly goes to what they do claim as their central authority (although she previously accuses them of twisting the bible to make it say what they want and to excuse their behaviors), the Bible, to show that in the Bible folly is praised. Erasmus thought Luther was going too far in his attacks and threatened the very existence of the Roman Church.
His A Manual for the Christian Knight (1501), or Enchiridion, was originally a letter written to an actual soldier whose behavior was of such concern to his wife that she requested Erasmus to send him a letter. Erasmus used the same technique so that the schoolboy in his day not only learned the skills of rhetoric and virtue in Familiar Conversation but also listened to Erasmusa€™ call for reform in the Church and used the bad examples of priests, nuns, and popes to get his point across.
His translation of a Greek New Testament in 1514 was one of the first attempts to improve the New Testament contained in the Latin Vulgate. They revealed that there were other ways to do things and other ways to perceived things than the traditional forms in Europe. It deals honestly with the people, who in turn give themselves in total obedience and servitude to a benign, peace-loving, strong, absolute government where all is held in common for the common good. Under duress he finally agreed to become a special counselor to Henry VIII, against his better judgement -- and his early reluctance to serve Henry proved to be well-founded. Members of the royalty, members of Parliament, widows, school boys, popes, monks, and merchants are all analyzed, at times criticized and made fun of, however, all shown to be important individual members of society.
He wore black to express his grief, which, he confided to his mother, did not adequately express the blackness of his inner feelings of grief. He was expert with the use of oil paint and many attribute its discovery primarily to Van Eyck. He painted the big picture but included many small details that reveal the culture of his day. Many books have been written in an attempt to interpret all of the meaning contained in this one painting. He attacks the use of relics, use of the papacy to gain wealth, and false miracles foisted on the gullible peasants by monks to gain power over them. Under duress he finally agreed to become a special counselor to Henry VIII,A  against his better judgement -- and his early reluctance to serve Henry proved to be well-founded. Vitus,a€? about what Elmer Davis based his BSI Constitution & Buy Laws upon, prompted me to put it together hastily for the BSIa€™s 75th anniversary, in large part out of past papers for Five Orange Pips dinners. Once that item was in hand (appropriately enough, the day of the Pipsa€™ dinner), I decided to put together this volume to mark the 75th anniversary of the Baker Street Irregulars.
As others know, the way is generally long, usually difficult, often frus-trating, and occasionally bitter.


Frank Houdek and Tim Spencer of E Clampus Vitus kindly disclosed some secrets of their Lodge to me, and I hope are not compromised by this grateful acknowledgment. The BSIa€™s Buy Laws have been amended many times over the years, usually unremarked by the membership (seen but not observed, Sherlock Holmes might say), and only one of those times seems to have had even a semblance of procedural legitimacy. Smitha€™s minutes of that night say: a€?The first order of business under the Constitution was the drinking of the canonical toasts. This was his first BSI dinner, and he was some distance down the table from its head.4 As his own minutes say, a€?Mr. The so-called deluxe edition of the book, whose 1500 copies more than sufficed to satisfy the market for it, contained a a€?Note on the Baker Street Irregularsa€? by Edgar W. Qualification A begins: a€?If said two [members] are of the opposite sexes, they shall use care in selecting the place of the meeting,a€? and so on. Smith backing up what I am about to suggest, but my surmise is that the BSI heard from many people wishing to join after reading Profile by Gaslight, and that quite a few of them were women.5 And that reference to the opposite sex in the BSI was quietly eliminated from the next public appearance of the Buy Laws as a result. Baring-Gould (a€?The a€?Gloria Scott,a€™a€? 1952) gave a faulty version to the public in an introductory chapter to The Annotated Sherlock Holmes a€” unofficial, but broadcast very widely over the years that followed. It was an attractive product, that leaflet, and doubtless an improvement on the response to public inquiry under the previous rather testy regime. See chapter 6, a€?The Sherlock Holmes Crossword,a€? in Irregular Memories of the a€™Thirties.
He was an Australian whoa€™d become virtually the dean of the foreign correspondent corps in East Asia, based in Hong Kong and before that in Tokyo.
But The Baritsu Chapter continued to grow, and lives on today at least in the hearts of some, for Hughes over the years made many deserving individuals (even some undeserving, such as this seriesa€™s editor) members of the society. Watson, Jnr.a€? to sign mystery book reviews for the Australian press, and a 1944 collection of Australian true-crime accounts, Dr. In Macao, Hughes introduced Fleming to the syndicate that ran the vice there, took him to the a€?very besta€? brothel in town, and there taught him how to lose at fan-tan, while telling the girlsa€™ fortunes.
In a short time, Hughes had received instructions to accept the KGBa€™s offer (but to demand double, so it would take him seriously), and pass along the data that MI6 would provide from time to time.
Young Hughes told the author how he used to tell his school mates some of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Ia€™d be delighted.a€™a€? He did so, and came to conclusions contrary to those of the police, and wrote the news story a€?in true Sherlock Holmes stylea€? a€” and was soon proven correct. I attended Yale University and studied Political Science, and was also in the pre-medical track. It is a collection of papers from around the world – Latin America, Africa, and South Asia – which describes several instances where politics, economics, business, law, religion, and other fields interact with and influence the health of the extreme poor in complex ways.
The people that truly succeed and make a big difference are those that bring forward original contributions to society. For that reason, it is essential that your Qualifications Summary replace the glib with the glam. That way, illustrations of the applicant’s exceptional impact immediately strike the reader, enticing him to read more out of interest and not out of obligation. For instance, if you highlight a project from your current work in a couple of lines in the Qualifications Summary, use only one line – and perhaps alternate statistics about it – to summarize it in the Professional Experience section. If you would like help with any of your application materials, Jennifer can suggest a number of options that work with any budget. See how Accepted can critique and polish your essays when you check out our admissions consulting and application services.
It’s for this reason that the AAMC cautions that you should only apply for EDP if you think you have an excellent chance of admission.
Since it plays such a powerful role in how you are viewed as an applicant, you’ll want to spend a significant amount of time on preparing it. This lack of respect for the sacredness of life made it an easy decision to reject her application.
If you really want to demonstrate what you are capable of achieving during your medical education, give examples of what you have already accomplished. While it is true that medical mistakes and lack of access to care have devastating consequences for patients, their families and communities, identifying ways to improve in these areas without pointing any fingers would be more effective.
To write a personal statement that is honest (not bitter), reveals your personality (not your medical history) and delivers a compelling explanation for your motivations for entering medicine (not empty promises) will serve you best.
Stay away from Internet forums, which are a popular place for people to gather and discuss how the test went online.
If someone asks how you did, just say you’d rather not talk about it and change the subject.
Scatter descriptive details by breaking large clumps of information into smaller bits and sprinkle throughout the story. More than a century ago now a conductor on a southbound Illinois Central Gulf train offered the town its name, noting the fields of winter wheat still green late in the year. Engineer Casey Jones lived 50 miles south in Jackson, Tennessee at the time of his legendary 1903 wreck, his modest house there now a museum. By the time they found her tiny body atop a trampled swath of soybean plants just off Bean Switch Road, a notorious Lovera€™s Lane, the corpse had begun to turn in the late summer heat. I was as sad as a nine year-old boy could be about the business I suppose, but Cary had violated that cardinal rule of childhood about talking to strangers, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had Robert Glen Coe in custody just three days later. I sensed with a kind of strange excitement how the photo was an emblem of my childhooda€”the unmistakable heat, those men, something awful hidden just out of sight. We sang of mountains and amber grain, our voices always a beat or two behind the warped '45 spinning on the phonograph beside the globe on Miss Ranney's desk. Later that year, I was in Home Ec tracing my face shape with soap onto a mirror when the intercom crackled the news. McClanahana€™s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Essays, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, and numerous other publications.
Later I felt bad that I hadna€™t gone to the funeral, but I was never sure if my motivation was guilt or disappointment over missing such a spectacle.
This one is taking its time, and I have nothing more than my intuition to tell me that ita€™s gone. Ia€™m still not completely sure, so I survey again, trying to find the feeling that was once there, that still comes back in little wisps, but seems mostly gone.
You mix all the colors togethera€”the good colors and the bad colors too, just to see what will happen, and you come up with a muddy, greenish, sickly version of the color brown, a sort of chaos and confusion of life and lifelessness all blended into one, never to be separated into sky blue, tangerine, and sea foam again. I would have taken the dead womana€™s baby for my own, as a guard against the possibility that either of us would ever be alone, as a stone thrown in the face of death, as protection against this circling, this looking for something we both need desperately that is no longer there. I consider asking him what the correct spelling might be, imagine him looking up at me with big, brown eyes, searching the details of my face for the correct letter, but decide to just tell him what he needs instead. I nod solemnly, mentally adding another dress code violation to my long list of teaching errors. Traffic is finally moving, and this idiot thinks the left lane is for pacing instead of passing.
On the way to work, I listened to the news, but sometimes I turned it off and just listened to the sound of my breathing. Looking at my watch, I realize that the few minutes that I have been delayed will cost me many more.
With my simple math skills, I conclude that including weekends, they rob me of at least ten hours a week. My thoughts are focused on security, contingency operations, alternate network operations, and the myriad of requirements to overcome the obstacles presented by this occurrence.
She knows something terrible has happened today and I dona€™t know how to explain it to her. Being a Marine is not something I do; it is who I am, who I have been, and who I will always be. The hands of time are moving again, but now I hear the slow, steady tick tock of each moment.
She is also married to a Marine and has two daughters, ages 13 and 8.A She has served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and her husband has served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Once he cut his teeth guarding gates and on patrol, David became a Marine criminal investigator. In Phrygia there is born an animal called bonnacon; it has a bulla€™s head, horsea€™s mane and curling horns, when chased it discharges dung over an extent of three acres which burns whatever it touches. India also has the largest elephants, whose teeth are supposed to be of ivory; the Indians use them in war with turrets (howdahs) set on them. The linx sees through walls and produces a black stonea€” a valuable carbuncle in its secret parts. A tiger when it sees its cub has been stolen chases the thief at full speed; the thief in full flight on a fast horse drops a mirror in the track of the tiger and so escapes unharmed.
Agriophani Ethiopes eat only the flesh of panthers and lions they have a king with only one eye in his forehead. Men with doga€™s heads in Norway; perhaps heads protected with furs made them resemble dogs. Essendones live in Scythia it is their custom to carry out the funeral of their parents with singing and collecting a company of friends to devour the actual corpses with their teeth and make a banquet mingled with the flesh of animals counting it more glorious to be consumed by them than by worms.
Solinus: they occupy the source of the Ganges and live only on the scent of apples of the forest if they should perceive any smell they die instantly.
Himantopodes; they creep with crawling legs rather than walk they try to proceed by sliding rather than by taking steps. The Monocoli in India are one-legged and swift when they want to be protected from the heat of the sun they are shaded by the size of their foot. Flint, a€?The Hereford Map:A  Its Author(s), Two Scenes and a Border,a€? Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th ser. Nevertheless, it placed a somewhat misleading emphasis on the map's geographical 'inaccuracies', its depiction of fabulous creatures and supposedly religious purpose, all clothed in what for the layman must have seemed an air of wildly esoteric learning and near-impenetrable medieval mystery. Recent research suggests this is a reference to African traders in medicinal drugs who visited ancient Rome. Today, with the map in the headlines of the popular press, it may be time to give a brief resume of what is currently known about it and to attempt to explain some of its more important features in the light of recent research.
In the eyes of some (but by no means all) theologians, a fourth inhabited continent, the Antipodes, would implicitly have denied the descent of mankind from Noah, and the depiction of such a continent was deemed to be heretical by them. It was based on survey and on military itineraries and reflected the political and administrative realities of the time. Where space allowed, reference was also made to important contemporary towns, regions, and geographical features such as freshly-opened mountain passes. Most of the maps, however, like the Hereford Mappamundi, depicted only that part of the world that was known in classical times to be inhabited and they were oriented with east at the top. Traces of the maps' classical origins could regularly be seen in, for instance, the continued depiction of the provincial boundaries of the Roman Empire (which are partly visible on the Hereford map) and for many centuries by the island of Delos which had been sacred to the early Greeks being the centre of the inhabited world. They and the texts that they adorned continued to be copied by hand until late in the 15th century and are to be found in early printed books.
God dominates the world and the 'Marvels of the East' occupy the lower right edge of the map, as they do on the Hereford map. Together they would have provided a propaganda backdrop for the public appearances of the ruler, ruling body, noble or cleric who had commissioned them, and some may have been able to stand alone as visual histories. The Hereford map, as an inscription at the lower left corner tells us, was certainly intended for use as a visual encyclopedia, to be 'heard, read and seen' by onlookers. Because of the maps' size, they were able to include far more information and illustration than their predecessors. More space was also found for current political references and information derived from contemporary military, religious and commercial itineraries. Today, the earliest survivor, dating from the beginning of the thirteenth century, is a badly damaged example now in Vercelli Cathedral, probably having been brought to Italy in about 1219 by a papal legate returning from England. We know from Matthew Paris that the Westminster map was copied by others, and it is likely to have had a lasting influence even though the original was destroyed in 1265.
A Latin legend in the bottom right corner of the Hereford map refers to the 5th century Christian propagandist Orosius as the main source for the map, but as we have already seen, it incorporates information from numerous ancient and thirteenth century sources and adds its own interpretations of them. The map is an outstanding example of a map type that had evolved over the preceding eight centuries. The leading city of the rebellious Attican League, Corinth, was burned to the ground by the Romans. For many years the plebians, out of loyalty to the Republic, overlooked the need for social reforms, but with the influx of slaves things were about to change. The three arbitrarily chose themselves to take the power in what was basically a military coup.
Hence, Julius, the last man standing of the three, returned to Rome and was declared a€?Perpetual Dictatora€? by the Senate in 44 B.C. Second, he secretly stole the private will of Anthony and made its terms known to the Senate. They secured Roman control of Britain and strengthened the borders with the Germanic tribes. The Zealots tended to be hot-headed nationalists bent on independence, not only from Rome, but also from what was perceived to me a corrupt priesthood. Many citizens fled in front of the troops to the south, leaving behind burning towns and cities, and seeking the safety of the high-walled Jerusalem. Some believe these were the Essenes who kept the Dead Sea Scrolls along the shores of the Dead Sea. This put enormous strains on the food and water supplies and virtually broke down all health and sanitation systems. Expansion into the Balkans, Spain, Britain, Gaul, Persia, and North Africa produced the greatest era of Romanization.
The road networks were built throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, including the famed Apian Way that connected major cities and military bases in Italy with Rome.
The idea was that when either Diocletian or Maximian would die or retire, the junior partners would become the next emperors.
Upon arriving in Egypt and learning about Pompeya€™s death, Julius put to death the assassins of Pompey. Hence, Julius, the last man standing of the three, returned to Rome and was declared a€?Perpetual Dictatora€?A  by the Senate in 44 B.C. Many citizens fled in front of the troops to the south, leaving behind burning towns and cities,A  and seeking the safety of the high-walled Jerusalem.
Folly attacks the monks who take what they hear in the confessional booth and use that information for their own advantage and control over people. Christa€™s followers are called to be meek, humble, and ignorant in this life, rather than to be forceful, boastful, and filled with the wisdom of the world. The true Christian chooses faith rather than reason, humility rather than self-assertion or self-righteousness, and joy rather than the drudgery of the Church. Luther, on the other hand, criticized Erasmus for being great with the pen, but at fault for being so timid that no actual change was sought. There was less tension and conflict among the people pictured in Utopia and freedom of speech and religion. There is abundant fresh water in Utopia, the roads are free of garbage and human filth, the buildings are clean, and those who refuse to work are banished from society. But when things went sour between Pope Leo X and Henry over Henrya€™s desire to obtain a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, things also went sour also between Henry and Thomas More. Like the Renaissance artists who created a third dimension with the use of the vanishing point, so Shakespeare created characters who were a€?humana€? characters with a third dimension, with psychological complexity, backgrounds, and points of view. He was also hurt and astounded by how quickly a new king, Claudius, was enthroned, and the people forgot his father. Other characters in the play carry out plots, but now Hamlet, until the very end of the play. There was less tension and conflict among the people pictured in Utopia andA  freedom of speech and religion. Like the Renaissance artists who created a third dimension with the use of the vanishing point, so Shakespeare createdA  characters who were a€?humana€? characters with a third dimension, with psychological complexity, backgrounds, and points of view. It was dedicated a€?In memory of Dee Alexander and Ronald Mansbridge, two treasured correspondents who were there.a€? Miriam a€?Deea€? Alexander had been Edgar W.
As we proceed, pray ask yourself at strategic intervals whether any of these amendments were for the better or not. The first official publication occurred ten years after the original appearance of the Constitution & Buy Laws, in Edgar W. Revision of this Constitutional requirement was, however, adopted, viva voce, and amendment to the Constitution hereby imposed, in that it is required hereafter that the toast shall not be canonical but Conanical.a€?3 This was intended as a salute to that nighta€™s prickly visitor and his dear dead Daddy, for all the good it did subsequent relations between the BSI and the Conan Doyle Estate. Watsona€™s Second Wife.a€? In short, half the Constitutionally mandated toasts were ignored at that dinner, the first in four years, and one of the toasts proposed was altered in meaning as well as wording. Qualification B alludes to said members being excused from the strictures of Qualification A if they are clients of the Personal Column of the Saturday Review. He seems to have taken his version of the Buy Laws from Vincent Starretta€™s new chapter about the BSI in the revised edition (University of Chicago Press, 1960) of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. But by now you should not be surprised to hear that it perpetuated this irregular tradition of tampering with what should be Sacred Writ. Hence the membership of people like Don Marquis, Frank Henry, Bucky Fuller and other friends of Chris Morleya€™s who couldna€™t be annoyed with studying the Sacred Writings.
Watsona€™s Secreta€? by none other than Christopher Morley, in his collection of essays Streamlines (Doubleday, Doran, 1936), so we live in hope of a second edition of Shrefflera€™s book, not only containing Morleya€™s essay but correcting the first editiona€™s faulty version of Elmer Davisa€™s Buy Laws. I had originally gotten in touch with him when I saw an essay of his in 1974, in the Far Eastern Economic Review, entitled a€?Confucius, Lin Piao a€” and Sherlock Holmes,a€? in order to reprint it in Baker Street Miscellanea. Watsona€™s Case Book: Studies in Mystery and Crime (dedicated a€?in reverent and humble tribute to The Master, Sherlock Holmesa€?).
The additional degree will help unify my interests in health systems and clinical medicine.
The book started from a conference on poverty and health held in New Delhi, India in 2011, and the opportunity was granted to me by my professor and mentor, Dr. When you choose a word that means something other than what you intend, you neither communicate nor impress. She spent two years guiding students through the medical school application process at Columbia’s PostBacc Program and teaches writing at all levels. It may alert them to conditions that could impact your ability to perform in medical school, indicate that you lack boundaries by over sharing, or suggest a lack of maturity in focusing only on yourself and family—rather than helping others or serving the community. Research was probably a better path for her, especially since she wasn’t able to gauge the reaction her statements would have on her audience. By demonstrating your realistic knowledge of patient needs and sharing potential solutions, you can present yourself as an asset to their team. For more individualized guidance, you are welcome to contact me or one of my colleagues at Accepted. Practicing deep breathing (for about three to five minutes daily) can calm your mind and balance out any emotions you have about the test.
Remember, no one will have their score back yet, so there’s no point speculating about your scores.
After all, something has drawn you here, readera€”you want to know what it is the searchers seek among the soybean plants. Lawrence University, where he teaches courses in nonfiction writing and later American literature, and an adjunct member of the faculty of Ashland Universitya€™s Low-Residency MFA program. Our world was the Weekly Reader, hopscotch and jump rope, the only war the Cold One which America of course was winning.
They lived only for my welfare, wrote notes about my progress and pinned them to my shirt, exchanged report card signatures. McClanahan, who lives in New York, has received the Wood Prize from POETRY, a Pushcart Prize in fiction, and (twice) the Carter prize for the essay from Shenendoah.
There is something about the way the breasts suddenly deflate, the way the body stops gurgling and humming, that lets me know I will continue to chase after the symptoms of another life in my body without ever finding what I am looking for. This brown, this color I am, it sucks in the colors of crocuses, bananas, my husbanda€™s eyes, and it holds them tight, keeping them for its own but never changing, never brightening to a rich mahogany or surrendering to black. As my bitten fingernail zigzags over his sentences, I realize that even my fingers dona€™t match my image of a fourth grade teacher, who should be neat and composed, with a rosy complexion and trimmed, polished nails. He grins back at me, but there is something about his expression, the penetrating, hooded brown eyes, that tells me he knows Ia€™m overlooking his other mistakes. She is currently working on a travel memoir about her experiences in the United Arab Emirates titled a€?Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights.a€? Her creative work has been published in literary journals such as The Common Review, Brevity, and Fourth River. Adding lanes in both directions just wouldna€™t have been right a€“ all that grass dividing the highway looks so much better! Most of his career was in military law enforcement minus some out of specialty assignments, including three years on recruiting duty. From its literal meaning in Greek it also signifies the plant ox-tongue, so called from its shape and roughness of its leaves.
Conventionally holds a mirror in one hand, combing lovely hair with the other According to myth created by Ea, Babylonian water god. The large city at the top edge is Babylon (its description is the map's longest legend [A§181).
12-30.A  The conservator Christopher Clarkson drew my attention to the gouge in the Mapa€™s former frame. Talbert (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), which I employ throughout my book, but with the caution that in dealing with the manuscript culture of medieval Europe, it is misleading and anachronistic to speak of a€?standarda€? or a€?correcta€? spellings, especially of geographical words. Casual visitors to the dark aisle where it hung could see only a dark, dirty image which they were encouraged to view in a pious, but also rather condescending manner. Crone of the Royal Geographical Society, revealed that despite the antiquity of many of the map's sources much was almost contemporary with the map's creation and was secular.
Much of the text that follows is an amplification of information panels and leaflets prepared for the British Library's current display of the map.
Most medieval mapmakers seem to have accepted this constraint, but world maps showing four continents are not uncommon: notably the world maps created by Beatus of Liebana (#207) in the late 8th century to illustrate his Commentary on the Apocalypse of St. It may have incorporated information from an earlier survey commissioned by Julius Caesar and, to judge from some early references, it may originally have shown four continents.
These texts owed much to classical writers, particularly Pliny the Elder (23-79), who himself derived much of his information from still earlier writers such as the fifth century BC Greek historian Herodotus. As befitted the encyclopedic texts that they illustrated, the maps became visual encyclopedias of human and divine knowledge and not mere geographical maps.
Many were purely schematic and symbolic, showing a T, representing the Mediterranean, the Don and the Nile, surrounded by an 0, for the great ocean encircling the world, sometimes with a fourth continent being added.
It was only from about 1120 that Jerusalem took Oclos' place as the focal point of the map, as it does on the Hereford Mappamundi. They retained and expanded the geographical and historical elements of the older maps - coastlines, layout and place names on the maps frequently reveal their ancestry - but to them they added several novel features. Inscriptions of varying lengths amplified the pictures and sometimes contained references to their sources. Much better preserved, until its destruction in 1943, was the famous Ebstorf world map of about 1235. It is difficult to account otherwise for the striking similarities in detailed arrangement and content between the Psalter world map, the recently discovered 'Duchy of Cornwall' fragment (probably commissioned in about 1285 by a cousin of Edward I for his foundation, Ashridge College in Hertfordshire) and the Aslake world map fragments of about 1360. In many of its details it particularly resembles the Anglo-Saxon World Map of about 1000 and the twelfth century Henry of Mainz world map in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
When they reached maturity, Romulus murdered Remus (a memory of Cain and Abel?) and formed the community of Rome. The three were Julius Caesar from his assignment in England, Pompey from his station in Spain, and Crassus in his station from Syria. In order to prevent armed revolutions in Rome, generals returning to Rome were forbidden to allow their troops to cross the Rubicon en mass. Antonya€™s will provided for large land grants in Italy for the children he had sired with Cleopatra. The dating of the writing of the Book of Revelation by John while on Patmos determines whether the book was written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. They passed new tax codes to restore the Roman treasury and increased the silver base for the Roman currency.
The civil war was directed not only at Rome, but was conducted within Jerusalem by one faction against the other. The goal was to prevent chaos at the death of an emperor and to provide orderly succession of leadership. Christians were required to make sacrifices to the gods or face imprisonment, exile, or death. Cleopatra, according to legend used a poisonous snake in her bed to inflict the fatal wound.
It was the official version used by the Roman Church until the 20th century.) His Greek New Testament served as a major Greek text for the translation committee that produced the Authorized King James Bible in 1611.
Folly accuses them of taking vows of celibacy, for example, and lives of poverty, only to lead lives filled with selfishness, women, and wine. Therefore, Christ and the Apostles were closer to Folly than they were to the a€?wisea€? leaders in the Church. How many would then be willing to spend all their wealth and efforts to procure this position?
And while all people are required to work, it is of a sort that allows for adequate free time and rest. They came alive as real, genuine persons with faults, failures, strengths, weaknesses, and individual perspectives.
Even then, it is not really the result of his ability to carry out his plan, but the plan of Claudius to kill Hamlet that backfires. Not again!a€? No one can predict if he will actually Claudius, and if he does, when it will occur in the play. Smitha€™s second Irregular Secretary at GM Overseas Operations during 1949-49, and in her old age had a memory for detail about her boss, his family, and his Irregular friends that was remarkable. Rich, editors emeritus extraordinaire, proofread it for me, but under the same pressure of time, and any errors that survive in this volume were made by me. Nicholas Utechin commissioned a€?The BSI at Seventya€? for the Sherlock Holmes Journal in 2003, and Roger Johnson, his successor as editor, urged its inclusion here. Morley always had a casual, not to say cavalier attitude toward these things, since he considered the BSI his personal property and plaything, to do with, or to do nothing with, as he pleased.
This appearance referred to canonical toasts which shall be drunk, without identifying them in either Buy Law 1 or a footnote.
As a matter of fact, by God, I doubt like hell if Bill Hall could ever have passed a really probing quiz in those early days. He readily gave permission for that, and in the correspondence that followed, made me a member of The Baritsu Chapter, the BSI scion society (really a society of its own) that he had co-founded in Tokyo in 1948.
As physicians, we can help a few thousand patients a year, but as public health practitioners, the scale of our impact is much larger. You do convey the wrong message or convince the admissions officer that you are inarticulate.
Containing basic rules of grammar, punctuation, composition, and style, this indispensable classic is available in paperback and is only 85 pages long. She is not someone who must ask repeatedly for attention and good behavior, whose voice gets muffled in the chatter of children, who anxiously picks at her nails and tears at her cuticles until tiny red bumps appear.
I finally allow myself to smile as I imagine the opportunity to place a full handed slap across the face of the Neanderthal that came up with that brilliant idea.
Crone points out that this reference has special significance because Augustus had also entrusted his son-in-law, M.
Sometimes identified with Sirens, the mythical enchantresses along coasts of the Mediterranean, who lured sailors to destruction by their singing. Amazon means a€?without a breast,a€? according to tradition these women removed the right breast to use the bow.
At the right edge, a looping line shows the route of the wandering Israelites in their Exodus from Egypt; it crosses the Jordan to the left of a naked woman who looks over her shoulder at the sinking cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Dead Sea (she is Lot's wife, turned into a pillar of salt [A§254]. 400), a text that was often attended during the Middle Ages by diagrammatic a€?mapsa€? illustrating the concept.A  See also David Woodward.
Others delved into the question of its authorship, which had previously been assumed to be obvious from the wording on the map itself.
The medievalized depiction on the bottom left corner of the Hereford world map of 'Caesar Augustus' commissioning a survey of the world from three surveyors representing the three corners of the world may be based on a muddled - and religiously acceptable - memory of these classical events. Even though the inscriptions on the maps gradually became more and more garbled and the information more and more embellished, distorted, and misunderstood, they nevertheless retained their tenuous links with ancient learning. More than simple geographical shorthand, such maps were also meant to symbolize the crucifixion, the descent of man from Noah's three sons and the ultimate triumph of Christianity.
Palestine itself was usually enlarged far beyond what, on a modern map, would have been its actual proportions. A note on one of the most famous of them, the Ebstorf, says that it could be used for route planning.
Although the maps were still dominated by biblical and classical history and legend, most other information seems to have been acceptable and was accommodated within the traditional framework. Far larger than the Hereford Word Map and much more colorful, it was probably created under the guidance of the itinerant English lawyer, teacher and diplomat, Gervase of Tilbury.
In transmission some facts and text became garbled and some inscriptions are gobbled gook or wrong. The king was replaced by two consuls who were elected by the populace annually (the idea was you cana€™t trust one ruler or hea€™ll attempt to rule absolutely, and cana€™t allow him to serve for long periods of time or he will rule forever!), and the Senate was given expanded powers (rather than being merely an advisory group as they were under the former monarchy). General Hannibal of Carthage, during the second of the three Punic Wars invaded Italy, crossing the Alps with his troops, including a unit of 37 elephants. Crassus had earlier gained fame for having defeated the slave revolt in Italy led by the slave Spartacus. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Her death placed the vast wealth of Egypt at Romea€™s disposal and Egypt voluntarily became a province of the Roman Empire.
They do not worry about the future, never lose sleep over unfinished work, and are not anxious about events in their lives.
Perhaps even worse, they twist the scriptures to prove their point or to excuse their behavior, and by so doing they hide the true message of the Christian faith.
In fact, Christ and the Apostles promoted and praised a€?follya€? rather than the a€?wisdoma€? being taught in the churches. I hope its revelations about the BSIa€™s beginnings and early years will compensate for its faults. First, the four toasts previously provided by footnote in Profile by Gaslight were now moved, with undue and illegitimate formality, into the body of Buy Law 1.
Then Baring-Goulda€™s version of Buy Law 3 split the difference between the 1944 and 1948 official appearances by retaining Qualification A but omitting Qualification B.
His defense, when threatened with inquiry, was to roar (and I use the word deliberately a€” ROAR), a€?Dona€™t put me to the question!a€? Ask him and dare him, for me, to deny it. Decades of covering war and peace in the Far East made him acquainted with the great men and villains of many nations. Until you have integrated this information into your identity, depending on how important it was, you may not be able to use the experience to shed insight on yourself quite yet.
And now these paragraphs lie before you like stands of trees, a deep forest of wonder and darkness whose mystery beckons. Each morning Mother locked my thermos and only Miss Ranney could loosen it, leaning over me in her ivory crepe blouse until the cap sighed once, then was free. The rest of the orbit swirls out from there: King murdered the week of my senior prom, then Bobby in a hotel just miles from my school while I marched to Pomp and Circumstance, not knowing that within a year on a July night in the back seat of a Volkswagen, I would pledge what was left of my heart to a boy leaving for Vietnam while above us the tired moon finally gave in to a tiny man in gravity boots, planting an American flag. Shea€™s probably doodling on the desk, her long, dark lashes cast down as she tries to escape the demands of the classroom and enter into the world of her drawing.
She is no longer a manipulative ten year old who pouts when she wants permission to draw hearts on the chalkboard or be excused to the lavatory for the third time in an hour. The circle one-third of the way from the bottom is Jerusalem, the Map's central point, with a crucifixion scene above it ([A§387-89]). Its images and decoration have been examined from a stylistic standpoint by Nigel Morgan and put into the context of their time, while the late Wilma George examined the animals in the light of her own zoological knowledge [2] The chance discoveries of fragments of other English medieval world maps in recent years [3] have expanded the context within which the Hereford World Map can be examined, and the Royal Academy exhibition, 'The Age of Chivalry' of 1987 enabled the map to be displayed in the company of other non-cartographic artifacts of its own time. Generally, though, it was not difficult to adapt surviving copies of existing, secular world maps to suit the purposes of Christian writers from the 5th century onwards. This was in order to match its historical importance and to accommodate all the information that had to be conveyed.
Christ would, for instance, be shown dominating the world, or the world might even be depicted as the actual body of Christ. The world was shown as the body of Christ and much space was devoted to the political situation in northern Germany: an area of particular concern to the Duke who may have commissioned it.
First, it filled the tribes and Council with newcomers who were not content to allow the status quo to continue. Those who accept the early date under Nero interpret Revelation to apply primarily to the destruction of Jerusalem, the temple and sacrificial system, and ultimately the downfall of the Roman Empire, and do not see the book addressing primarily things which are to happen wo thousand or more years in the future. A fool is much more pleasant to have as a friend than a wise person, who is usually somber, uptight about life, and overly concerned about living life according to the rules.
They pulled the audience into the drama so that they could feel and be involved with the actors. Ronald Mansbridge (a€?A Case of Identity,a€? BSI) when he died in September 2004 was closing in on his 101th birthday which would have occurred on November 11th that year.
Central Intelligence Agency, in my experience the one unfailingly reliable part of that peculiar institution.
And even if so, it is the only change to the Buy Laws we shall consider of which that could possibly be said. Seventeen years after Baring-Gould, Philip Shreffler (a€?Jefferson Hope,a€? 1974), in his otherwise near-perfect anthology The Baker Street Reader (Greenwood Press, 1984),6 unwittingly passed along this faulty Starrett version of the Buy Laws to another generation of readers. He had sparred with all of them without ever giving an inch, while living life to the fullest. Use negative experiences that are at least a year or older depending on how long it takes you to process and reflect. Ia€™m trying to ignore her insubordinationa€”she should be writing a paragraph like the rest of the six students in my after school reading classa€”but clearly another one of my tactics has failed.
In a moment, Alejandra has become a young woman learning how to manage the intimate details of our gender. Carte marine et portulan au XIIe siA?cle:A  Le Liber de existencia riveriarum et forma maris nostri Mediterranei. The amount of space dedicated to the other parts of the world varied according to their traditional historical or biblical importance and the preoccupations of the author of the text that the map illustrated. All officials served one-year terms, except during times of emergency, so that no one person could gain power over his fellow citizens. So angered were they that they declared war on Cleopatra -- knowing that this would bring Antony into the conflict also, but avoiding, technically at least, a Roman civil war. Some believe also that Nero was the emperor who sent John the Apostle to exile on the island of Patmos where he composed the Book of Revelation. Those who accept the late date for the book view it as a prophecy about things to happen at the end of the age. So angered were they that they declared war on Cleopatra -- knowing that this would bringA  Antony into the conflict also, but avoiding, technically at least, a Roman civil war.
Starrett remarked in 1960 that a€?our constitution and buy laws, written by Elmer Davis, is a unique document that readers may care to see in full,a€? but that has long been a damn sight harder than it ought to be.
I turn around, ready to demand she sit back in her seat, prepared to be heard and heeded this time, but she is looking at me, wide eyed. Behind the blue band of the river is a grim array of grotesque figures to indicate the existence of primitive peoples. There may be significance in the soulless mermaid placed in the map close to the unattainable Holy Land, or she may be a possible temptation to sea-faring pilgrims. Phillott, wrote that it shows a a€?rejection of all that savoured of scientific geography, . Because of this, space devoted to the author or patron's homeland was often much exaggerated when judged by modern standards, as in the case of England, Wales and Ireland on the Hereford Mappa Mundi. Crone demonstrated, the Hereford also contains sequences of the more important place names along some major thirteenth century commercial and pilgrimage routes.
Over time a constitution was adopted that featured an early form of separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. These forfeitures would be replaced by vigils, fasts, sorrows, prayers, sermons, education, weariness, and a thousand other bothersome tasks of the sort.
On a world map, though, as opposed to the strip itinerary maps produced by Matthew Paris in about 1250, the route planning could only have been very approximate and very much incidental to the main purposes. Walter Simmons, the Far Eastern representative of the Chicago Tribune, and one of Hughesa€™ greatest friends, hosted the first historic lunch,a€? and so on about The Baritsu Chaptera€™s adventures, drawn from the chapter about it in Hughesa€™ 1972 book Foreign Devil: Thirty Years of Reporting from the Far East. 14), which may have resulted from the survey of the provinces ascribed by tradition to Julius Caesar. In the Hereford map they could revel in this pictorial description of the outside world, which taught natural history, classical legends, explained the winds and reinforced their religious beliefs. At the time of his death Ronald was the sole living survivor of the last BSI annual dinner at Christ Cellaa€™s old speakeasy in 1936, and the first Murray Hill Hotel dinner in 1940. Under the present system what work need be done is handed over to Peter or Paul to do at their leisure, while pomp and pleasure are personally taken care of by the Popesa€? (In Praise of Folly, lines 157-158). The two upright fingers branching up from the Mediterranean are the Aegean and the Black Sea with the Golden Fleece at its extremity.



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