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The King in the East

Shapur II was born in 309 AD in the city of Gor, modern day Firuzabad (meaning “The glory of Ardashir” in Middle Persian). He was crowned King of Iran and Aniran by the powerful Aassanian court.  699 more words


Famous Bodybuilder Who Use Steroids

It can be a little surprising for some to find out, but pretty much every professional bodybuilder you’ve ever seen is on anabolic steroids.

One of the reasons why it can be surprising to find this out is because, depending on the generation you were raised in, the usage of steroids was simply never very widespread. 674 more words


A Biography Kind of Year: 2017

This past summer I was able to pick up several second-hand biographies from my local library thanks to the St. Charles Library Foundation.  I have already started one of those:  The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris.   496 more words

A West Virginia Coal Miner’s Poetic Memories

My great-grandfather Walter Farmer ROOP (1883-1971) was a blacksmith, coal miner, artist, poet, photographer, and cartoonist. He was 17 years old when the 1900 census was taken and worked as a day laborer for six months during the previous year. 1,040 more words



Seeing as my creative writing partner has to write my biography about me I’d thought I’d post 15 facts about me:

Okay so answer one: I was born in the princess of Wales hospital, 26/3/98 12 weeks premature. 178 more words


David and the Psalms by Michael Ruszala

People are fascinated by the concept of royalty. The notion stirs up sentiments of love, admiration, and hatred. We see ourselves in them, and yet we criticize them at times with indignation. 229 more words