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Hospitality in Homer’s The Odyssey

Hospitality in Homer’s The Odyssey

Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey there are many running themes, one of the most prevalent being hospitality. Hospitality, or the ancient greek rule of Xenia, or “guest-friendship,” was one familiar to the original audience of The Odyssey. The idea of “guest-friendship” or Xenia is fairly straightforward. The ancient Greeks believed (as did many other ancient cultures) that the gods came down to the land of the mortals disguised as travelers in need of a place to stay, to test the hospitality…

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In Which I Write A Scene About Myself Writing A Scene

In Which I Write A Scene About Myself Writing A Scene

  I sat staring at a blank sheet of paper. White. So bright that it hurt my eyes to look at it for too long without blinking. Think! My hands bunched up into fists and pounded my desk, which shook under the force. My cup of tea splashed over the rim and dribbled down the side and slowly crept toward my paper. I flexed my fingers and tilted my head from side to side, trying to get the juices flowing….

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When Covid-19 Came To Town

When Covid-19 Came To Town

My life seemed to be over. All of the social things and places I would normally go to announced closures. I felt like the world had just tripped on a tree root and face planted in the ground. The Covid-19 pandemic is a very interesting thing, because for the first time in human history, the whole world, every single person in that world, feels the effects personally. What felt like some far off news story about a small Chinese village…

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In the Age of Smartphones

In the Age of Smartphones

Think back to the last time you were out somewhere in a crowd. How many smartphones did you see? Most likely as many as there were people. Nowadays smartphones feel as much a part of life as breathing, and many people would think a life without them would be impossible. Smartphones are without a doubt one of the most incredible inventions of all time, certainly the most life changing. With the advent of the smartphone many new things came to…

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Meldonea Character Designs

Meldonea Character Designs

So in case you’re wondering, Meldonea is a fantasy world that my sisters, friends, and I have been working on. These are just a few of the character designs that I have been working on. If you enjoy world building, stay tuned for more information in upcoming posts!            

The Cummins Go to Charleston

The Cummins Go to Charleston

This past week my family and I went on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Here are some pictures from the trip! Here we are in one of Charleston’s many alleys.  This is the Charleston City Market. A great place to buy cool clothes and artwork!This was one of my favorite stops. The beautiful Drayton Hall. And there’s nothing I like better than trying to take a family picture with the sun in your eyes!