While attending St. Mary’s University I had a habit of skipping breakfast during the week for a few more precious minutes of sleep, but when it became the weekend I was often the first one up.  Why?  On Saturdays and Sundays the refectory served a delicious and intriguing dish called black pudding.
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If you don’t know Adele by now, you should.  This two time Grammy award winner from across the pond is known for her meaningful lyrics and astounding voice. Born to what she calls an “unmusical” family as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5 1988, the singer known worldwide as Adele has continued to impress and astounding her audience with music inspired by her own life and beautiful music videos.
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Twenty one years ago the World Health Organization decided to remove homosexuality as a listed disease.  One year after my birth, an entire group of people was recognized as not being afflicted with some sort of psychological disease.  The day of this occurrence, May 17, is now known in many countries as the International Day against Homophobia.
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When planning to visit a foreign country, many people consider the amount of money they will spend getting there: the plane ticket, baggage fees, accommodations, food, etc.  Most individuals  don’t consider the additional expenses that can occur during their trip in regards to converting and spending their money overseas.  This article is to help travelers prepare for, and in some cases prevent, fiscal problems that may arise.
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I will be the first one to admit that the title of this post is a bit of an exaggeration though not by much.  While I was supposed to depart from Heathrow Airport on the 19th, a sudden blizzard caused my flight to be cancelled.  It just goes to show you that when someone tells you it may snow, it’s time to rebook your flight.

As of this post I will not be able to head back to the United States until the 25th.  On the bright side, I now free time to write some more posts and arrange some of the international events I plan to hold back home.  When I return, I will be able to post about my favorite trips while I was here including Stonehenge, Cotswolds, Oxford, and Bath.

I also wanted to take this time to say that I and Favor Chronicles wish you a merry Christmas and happy holiday season!

Knowledge! Advice from Vicki Psarias

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Film

Last week I wrote an article on Vicki Psarias and her guest lecture on film.  During this lecture she also gave a great deal of advice for aspiring film makers, but due to time restraints I wasn’t able to dive fully into them.  This article was written to rectify that mistake and to hopefully be able to help those interested in film.

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One of the classes I am currently attending at St. Mary’s is World Cinema.  The course is an interesting one in which we examine and screen films from all around the globe and explore the cultural significance/influences of film.  Since this week’s focus was on film festivals and film makers, our professor invited acclaimed director/writer Vicki Psarias to come give a guest lecture.
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