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    Cancer, the dreaded six letter word that will affect almost everyone at some point in their life; whether cancer is their cancer or the cancer of a loved one. What happens when the cancer the doctors said was gone comes back only a year later and this time worse than before? For Mary Williams, this just so happened to be her case. Her malignant melanoma is back and this time an unspoken terminal is present in the diagnosis. As a mother of two young girls, eight and eleven years old, Williams is given no choice but to fight. It does help that her team of doctors are from New York’s elite cancer treatment facility Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center which is known to be working on a new drug on melanoma patients. So when she is offered to…

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    Hello Destiny, I enjoyed your post and your descriptions of the various authors and their writings. In my post I chose to compare and contrast Mary Rowlandson, John Smith, St. John de Crevecoeur and avoided William Bradford because like you I found his writing difficult to follow. I found Mary’s story interesting as well, her descriptions about her capture and imprisonment were vivid and striking in their straightforwardness. She leaves little doubt about her thoughts and feelings about the…

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    Thomas Jefferson desired a campus whose sole purpose was to educate. To achieve this, his plan for the Academic Village included a monumental library to be placed at the head of the lawn. He then wrote out a list of over 7,000 books that he requested fill the library’s shelves for the students to use alongside their lectures. Jefferson’s requests were “revolutionary” because libraries were never a focus in other institutions; instead, churches were given the most recognition. However, there…

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    are supporters or caretakers to the Spaniards. At one point Diaz talks about the soldier’s mood lifting when natives helping the soldiers, “brought us four Indian women who were good for grinding maize for bread”(Diaz, 345). This is the only type of recognition of most women in Diaz’s narrative. Only Dona Marina gets individual or extensive attention. Dona Marina seems to fill a type of “Virgin Mary” role in the conquest. In the Catholic Bible, Mary is the only woman who has never sinned; this…

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    William stepped onto the floor. He paused at a bulletin board to read Christian-themed literature, and dates for upcoming Christian Coalition meetings and events. He turned and walked down a hallway lined with whitewashed doors to a single room at the end of the hall. He knocked softly. While he waited, he read from a whiteboard on the door. The whiteboard was headed Resident Assistant, Mary Malfronte - Floor Rules. At the bottom of the list of rules, Mary had written in neat block lettering -…

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    Many truly don’t know the complete meaningful definition of the word passion. Passion in the dictionary is a very vague and simple definition. The definition defines passion as a strong emotion. There are many strong emotions out there in the world that the word passion can be confused, or can be used in the wrong context. It seems like people have taking away the true meaning of passion. People have overlooked the word and substituted the definition with a definition that will never truly…

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    It is one of the highest quality stones of this time period. Michelangelo used sculpting as he choice of work to replicate The Virgin Mary and Jesus. The Pieta is an Italian Renaissance styled sculpture. The Pieta contains much detail as well as different textures. Michelangelo makes it easy for the viewer to distinguish personification in his artwork. He makes Mary unnaturally larger than her son of 33 years. Michelangelo makes Mary the focal point by using a triangular shape. Bernini made The…

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    God-head, and other such divine things, all revealing to her aspects of the Divine love. As Julian reflects back on these revelations decades later in the “long text” of Revelations of Divine Love, she realizes that everything about the revelations were love: the reason God gave them was out of love, God showed her His loving nature, and He showed her that His love was in everything. Julian shows her ascetic tendencies not just in the source of her revelations, but throughout her discussion of…

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    centre and as they got less important they are put to the side. Its hierarchy in a painting that does not only extend to the sides, but as in distance as shown on the painting. Next, to Jesus there is Mary who is fully clothed with her feet not showing. Mary is also not showing any poorness like the other women who are in the same class. The only way we see Mary as the same class as the shepherds is by the women directly behind Mary. They are walking with highly fashioned clothes that are washed…

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    another child in her lap and while the first child seemed to be dressed in rags, this child is dressed in a white tunic or dress. In a painting where almost everything and everything is colored, the white makes the child stand out and draw the eye of the viewer. His tiny hand is lifted while holding two fingers up as he looks down at the other child, as if instructing as the other listens. This child on the woman’s lap is the focal point of the painting. As this is an altarpiece made for a…

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