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Marlins homer off opening at bat in first game after Jos Fernndez’s death


The Miami Marlins put on a fitting show as they paid tribute to their team-mate, who was killed at the age of 24 on Sunday In tribute to Jos Fernndez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Mondays mournful game. 9 more words

Gabe and Homer

I’ve been playing with that Prisma app on my Android phone, it isn’t much good on close-ups of food on a plate but when there are a couple of well defined objects in a photo it does some interesting things: 69 more words

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Achilles Fights the River

It is interesting that the story of the Iliad is mostly told from the side of the Achaeans, but most of the Trojans are the more sympathetic characters.   528 more words

Book Talks

The Myth-Tree that Grew from Homer

If you’ve been reading my blog lately you know I’m eyeballs deep in a parallel reading between Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce’s Ulysses. I’ve scraped together a few previous posts concerning mythology and how certain books play off of others. 1,910 more words

Writing

Monster Monday - Sirens

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I had life going on. This week’s Monster Monday isn’t so much a monster and a mythical creature. Although, I would argue that they could be monsters because only Odysseus and his small crew survived the sight of them. 440 more words

Western Civilization Essay 3 - Cyclopes in Homer's The Odyssey

In Book 9 of The Odyssey, Homer described the Cyclopes:

“Thence we sailed on, grieved at heart, and we came to the land of the Cyclopes, an overweening and lawless folk, who, trusting in the immortal gods, plant nothing with their hands nor plough; but all these things spring up for them without sowing or ploughing, wheat, and barley, and vines, which bear the rich clusters of wine, and the rain of Zeus gives them increase.

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