All posts tagged: history

Swallow

Originally posted on LITERARY TITAN:
There are many words that can be used to describe the tale of Swallow by Heidi Fischer. Gripping. Moving. Heart-breaking. This fantastic story about a young woman in World War Two era Germany humanizes those who fought in the war in a way that is unexpected. Our story follows Gabi: a fierce, bright woman who stampedes her way onto the runway where she acts as an engineer and pilot. In a time where woman were beginning to make their mark on the world; a time when relations are strained and many outside the Nazi mantra failed to truly understand what was happening in their country. Gabi finds herself in all of this. The bright young woman who had her life altered so horrifically at the tender age of seven. The young woman who wants to do her father, a general, proud. Gabi shows us a Germany that many of us wouldn’t have believed existed. The desire of a young woman to fly. This book starts off with a bang and…

The Renaissances

Luke Atkins The Renaissance drenched the roots of a dull Feudal Europe with magic and let it blossom into the most beautiful flower Earth had ever seen. It was man’s Yellowstone, a colossal cultural explosion that stormed the lands for thousands of miles. It catapulted art, science, literature, architecture, and philosophy far beyond their perceived boundaries. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael—three dynamic polymaths whose aggregated effect on mankind boils every century—fought to be the most perfect genius ever. Machiavelli and Thomas More resurrected Greek Thinkers, using their ideas to critique present governments. Intellectuals gradually composed modern science. Accounting was invented, and knowledge-based economics flourished. Brunelleschi—another of the many polymaths—created his Duomo. Columbus sailed West. Education poured into the masses. The Gutenberg Press started mass communication, AKA what I do.The Renaissance has stirred the world in every second of the last 600 years—especially throughout 2016. Pictured at Kauai’s northern tip, I have really soaked up… View original post 333 more words

5 Skills You Should Consider Adding To Your Resume

As history demonstrates, the working force is constantly changing. Given the technology of our current age, there are a few skills you should strongly consider adding to your resume.

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opéra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse…

A Time to Reflect

Originally posted on Metal and the Geek:
I know in my previous post I wrote about my reading and writing slump. That currently hasn’t changed much. See I was starting to feel like I could break it, and then Friday night happened. The attacks in Paris, shocked me deeply. Now, I realize this kind of stuff happens in other parts of the world, I pay attention, I am not clueless, but does humanity really need to have a Misery contest along with everything else? One tragedy does not trump another. Stop being clueless and asinine. I cannot, and will not speak for others, I will write here what I have been feeling the past few days. You do not have to agree, or even understand, I just finally felt the need to write something, and it needed to be more than just a book review or a book post. The reason why the Paris attack hit a little closer to home for me, was not because I live in Europe and a train ride away…

‘Jaws 19’ has trailer

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
As we get closer and closer to Back to the Future day (October 21st, 2015) we are looking back on what the movie Back to the Future II predicted would be around in 2015. While some of the predictions have come true, sadly one that didn’t was Jaws 19 hitting theaters falling 15 sequels short of the goal. However, while there may not actually be a Jaws 19 film, thanks to Universal, we do have a trailer for what that film and it is pretty good. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl092whRLlI

The tomb of the unknown soldier

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
Where to even start with this incredible place? Like really, I don’t think I have ever seen a building as huge with as much detail and thought taken into every millimetre of the perimeter! This building just cannot be misses, while walking around Rome, every point with a view, this was to be seen. I honestly think my house would fit into this building 50 times over! Standing next to it, in all its greatness, was just something in itself. When I was in New York the building were big and tall and wide but this is a different type of building, this was there to be seen, this stood a purpose of holding the body of a soldier that once fought for Italy, although from what I read, no one knows who this unknown soldier actually is. He must have been pretty special to have this as his tomb! From every edge of the building it was clear that it was in a prime location with beautiful views…