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About cinzia8

Published writer and teacher.

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

My Valentine song: I Choose You, Sara Bareilles. For all the Valentine couples in the world. “Let love rule the day.” ORIGINS There are several legends about the origin of Valentine’s Day that go back to ancient Rome. The first … Continue reading

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Medicine and Social Bias in the 20th Century

In a recent discussion about whether children should be given immunizations for certain childhood diseases, I started to think about early modern medicine and its practices in the Western world.  While looking into it, I came across some interesting observations, … Continue reading

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Military Fashion: Battle Garb and Civilian Attire

Song post: Sheppard, Bombs Away Camouflage is an attempt to blend in order to hide or not be seen not unlike a chameleon in its environment.  In today’s fashion world, it can be seen on the streets represented by vintage … Continue reading

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Attila the Hun: The Scourge of God and the Sword of Mars (God)

Tuned in: Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man Most authors are fascinated by their characters, regardless whether they’re good, bad or a bit of both. We live, sleep, eat and dream with them always lurking somewhere about. Attila the Hun is … Continue reading

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The Nature of Angels

Tuned in: Train, Calling All Angels A few years back, I read Danielle Trussoni’s novel, Angelology.  It’s a fascinating tale of a young nun who finds herself connected to the world of angels.  The mood was cold and dark, quite … Continue reading

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Freya—Goddess of Love

Tuned in: Marc Cohn, Walk through the world with me. May is the month of rebirth, love and fertility and a perfect time to introduce my readers to a goddess. In the last few months, I’ve showcased the Continental Germanic … Continue reading

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Thor—God of Thunder

Tuned in: Garth Brooks, The Thunder Rolls  Last month, I wrote about Loki a god mentioned in my novel, On the Edge of Sunrise, set in 5th century AD (CE). Generally, it’s considered reasonable that the Germanic barbarian tribes, such … Continue reading

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