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This essay explores Roy's writing style, specifically her use of colors and scene in her vivid prose to create unforgettable people and places in her novel The God of Small Things.
The most famous spy, who was active during World War I, happened to be a celebrated female exotic dancer named Mata Hari. However, her real "spy" activities may not have been as pervasive as orginally reported, and she may have been executed before a firing squad more for political reasons than for any real security breach.
One of the Old Testament period's more thrilling adventure tales concerns a follower of Yahweh who took a great risk to save a city from an invading Assyrian army. With nothing more than a keen mind this pious believer thwarted an invasion. The story, though, was not considered canonical by the Hebrews who compiled the texts comprising the Old Testament because the tale's heroic figure was a woman.
In this world of constant conflict, massive human hunger, self-serving governments and Darwinistic business practices; of noise and chaos there arrived a primal howl from the country’s youth for a more peaceful, loving world. That youth would be called the flower children but would evolve into the more politicalized hippies. It would be the hippies of those ragged years of outrage and outcries who were destined to change the world.
The Bazaar, the Wicked and the Downright Crazy is an unexpected journey into human action--it is "our" story as a species, as a people and as individuals. If you are a thinker, you will probably relish in this piece as it is a little bazaar, a little wicked and maybe even a little crazy in and of itself. Yet, it finds it way into the promising and positive. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
Comedies are among the most difficult films to make well. Many are released annually; some spark briefly then disappear from the public consciousness. Here, however, are eight great comedies from the modern film era that have endured for several years, and in some cases, decades.
In strange male-female pairings one may ask what a certain woman might see in a certain man, believed to be not in the same league as the woman. Eva Braun's relationship with Adolf Hitler, perhaps history's most reviled man, was one such "Beauty & the Beast"-style relationship.
There are very few members of royalty who will ever--certainly in this day--put their lives, literally, on the line to do something they think might better the perception of their people. The Indian princess, Noor Inayat Khan, was one such rare royal personage--she acted as a spy on behalf of the British during World War II and was executed by the Germans.
Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman roamed the frontier Midwest of post-Revolutionary War America planting apple seeds. However, while he loved Nature and was perhaps a gentle and caring man he was no philanthropist: Johnny Appleseed's legendary apple trees had been planted for profit.
If you've ever wondered why you are skeptical when it comes to your religion or religion itself, you will find this article unique and intriguing; it is indeed a new prospective to ponder. And, if you are a seeker, you might even find a spirituality that you never thought possible to have. If religion interests you, Religion: A Perspective to Ponder, is a MUST READ.
SkateboardingSkateboarding is an activity that has seen more evolution in its history than perhaps any other sport. First bursting onto the scene in California in the 1950s as a new way to "surf on land", skateboards have gone through countless stages since the original prototype--a simple wooden plank with two roller skate trucks nailed to the bottom. In the early days, skateboarding was considered an off-shoot of surfing. Often referred to as "sidewalk surfing", skateboarders used their basic wooden planks and wheels on land to emulate the feel of riding the waves. It wasn't until the rest of the country caught onto this new fad that it just blew up and became what we now see it as today--a highly competitive sport consisting of ridiculous stunts, tricks, and maneuvers using skateboards with perfect dimensions and intricate artwork. 1940s The first prototype of the modern skateboard was created. It was called the "Skeeter Skate", and it was made from aluminum and was ridden on four pedal-car style wheels. The surface of the Skeeter Skate was about 4 3/8 inches wide and 15 3/4 inches long. You could ride it with a handle attached or without one. Before the Skeeter Skate, a few other things came out resembling skateboards, but they never had steering; you could only go straight on them. This was the first skateboard-type device with axles that you could steer, known as "trucks". [read the rest]