When Rookie Meets Universe

When Rookie Meets Universe

Currently, my physical being is present in a place few people have dared to experience. I’m weightless, relaxed, and free. The only thing that separates me from the stars, are these titanium walls, and this glass pane my eyes are gleaming through. It feels like I’m completely alone in the universe, it’s astonishing. My name […]

A Typical Summer Afternoon

A Typical Summer Afternoon

It’s the middle of June, in Florida, where the thermogenic ball of fire that blinds us from the sky, is at its peak of mass destruction. Summer. The dreaded, yet celebrated season which children all across the United States long for. Summer provides perfect weather for people who love to garden, play outdoors, or go […]

Adoption and Inheritance

Adoption and Inheritance

Paul thought Jesus and God had selected people to be “adopted” before the world had been created. These people would “inherit” in the kingdom of heaven through God and Jesus’ grace. Adoption and inheritance were related in Paul’s mind by the fact that they were both spiritual matters. The adoption was an adoption into the […]

Horace’s View On Ethics

Horace’s View On Ethics

Horace was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. His career coincided with Rome’s momentous change from a republic to an empire. He was befriended by Octavian’s right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate […]

Livy and Ovid; Rome

Livy and Ovid; Rome

Livy and Ovid were Roman historians who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people. For almost 1500 years, Rome retained dominance over the majority of Europe. The optimism expressed by Livy and Ovid was generated from the historical records of how Rome became great and retained its greatness. These writers recognized at […]

The Rhetoric Styles of Cicero

The Rhetoric Styles of Cicero

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” -Cicero Cicero influenced many people with just his words, and how he used them. Cicero spoke rhetorically to obtain what he wanted. He could convince an audience that unicorns actually exist. That’s how powerful his orations […]

The Libation Bearers: Revenge

The Libation Bearers: Revenge

  In The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus, tells a story about revenge. Yes, revenge feels good- for about five minutes. Although it may seem like it, nothing is accomplished when you finish your act of revenge. There will always be something else that you need to do to get back at someone, and you will […]