The Philistine Gene

Coming from an eclectic background where religious beliefs are concerned (extended family who attend Mass without ever having read the Bible vs. Mom and Dad who found more sense & meaning in Eastern philosophies), I have always believed in some kind of higher force. To this day, I still question what that force might be and if it actually exists […]

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the dead poets generation

Robin Williams July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014 Being a child of the 80’s, I was lucky to grow up during Robin Williams’ golden age. I remember being about 10 and wanting to go to Hollywood to become an actress so I could be in a movie with this wonderful grown up who acted like a kid and had such […]

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Getting Medieval: Magic

Every year since 1996, the town of Santa Maria da Feira hosts what has become one of the biggest events in Europe of medieval recreation. So much so that the organization has named it a “Medieval Journey”, instead of the plain old Medieval Fair: once you get into the historical part of the town, you truly travel back in time. […]

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De Divinatione

Therefore, as we have done many other things better than the Greeks, so, most especially have we excelled them in giving a name to this most admirable endowment, since our nation derives the name which it gives to it, Divination, from the Gods (Divis), while the Greeks derived the title which they gave it, namely μαντική, from madness (μανία). On […]

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on vanity (II)

Decisions based on emotion aren’t decisions, at all. They’re instincts. Which can be of value. The rational and the irrational complement each other. Individually they’re far less powerful. Binge-watch House of Cards during the weekend. Feel severely under-dressed all throughout the show. Realize how much I love to be able to look at myself in the mirror before I go […]

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