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The Ten Laws of Legal Project Management

Over the next few articles, I’ll introduce the Ten Laws of (Legal) Project Management and then go into some of them in practical, how-do-I-apply-this detail. Why ten? It feels like about the right number, a manageable number that sums up basic project management maxims and guidelines. (I hear one of you saying, That’s as high as he can count without taking off his shoes. I know who you are, too.) 1. First Effectiveness, Then Efficiency Efficiency is doing things right, but effectiveness is doi...
Tags: Law, Hamlet, Gantt, Barnardo, Practice Of Law, Helmuth von Moltke, Claudius

Who & What Do Catholics Celebrate on February 14?

February 14 is an interesting day for Catholic Christians.  We live in the midst of a secular culture that celebrates Valentine’s Day, which supposedly marks the joy of romantic love in our lives. However, the Catholic faith prescribes that we celebrate the Memorial of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, a monk and a bishop whose lives did not include romance as we think of it. So, who and what are we called to celebrate on February 14 each year? Let’s begin by examining what little is known about the lif...
Tags: Europe, Featured, Religion, Ukraine, Rome, Macedonia, Catholic Church, Christ, Valentine, St Paul, Cyril, Moravia, St Valentine, Thessalonica, Methodius, Faith & Spirituality

An Animated Reconstruction of Ancient Rome: Take A 30-Minute Stroll Through the City’s Virtually-Recreated Streets

There are numerous ancient stories illustrating the gargantuan ego of the Emperor Nero. Some of these may rise to the level of historical character assassination. Nero did not, for example, fiddle while Rome burned. For one thing, the fiddle did not exist. For another, as the historian Tacitus records, although the emperor was miles away at his villa in Antium when the fires began, it’s said he returned to Rome and led relief efforts, paying for many of them out of his own pocket and hou...
Tags: Google, College, History, Rome, Vesta, Roma, Pliny, Venus, Pompey, Facebook Twitter, Julia, Nero, Suetonius, Caesar, Josh Jones, Caracalla

Volubilis and Meknes

Enough of relaxation its time to move on. Todays highlight is Volubilis the remains of a Roman city just outside Meknes. It started life as a Berber town expanded and developed when the Romans under Claudius in 43AD annexed the province of Ma
Tags: Travel, Meknes, Claudius

Valentine’s Day: A watered-down pagan Lupercalia

Modern Valentine's Day is a far more restrained version of the pagan holiday it replaced. During Lupercalia, Romans got naked, drunk, and there was whipping involved. Romantic cards? How about simulated penetration? None There's hardly a warmer or fuzzier holiday than Valentine's Day each February 14. It was created in 496 by Pope Gelasius I, or maybe Felix III according to historian T.P. Wiseman. Among those who helped reshape it into a day of romance were Chaucer and Shakespeare, and after H...
Tags: Sex, Religion, History, Rome, Christianity, Innovation, Archaeology, Mars, Shakespeare, Valentine, Antony, FELIX, Julius Caesar, St Valentine, Romulus, Caesar

The Roman Aqueduct Of Pont Du Gard In France

In the southeast regions of France, there remains an architectural treasure from the ancient world. It is the Roman Aqueduct of Pont Du Gard. The structure built possibly around 19 BCE, is a testament to the builders, who created an engineering marvel, that survives to this day. The construction made out of limestone is both beautiful and practical in function, carrying both water and people across the Gardon River. The Pont du Gard aqueduct was added to UNESCO’s list of historically sig...
Tags: Travel, France, Rome, Unesco, United States, Duke, World Heritage Sites, Rohan, Roman Empire, BCE, Pont du Gard, Louvre Paris, Gard, Nimes, Napoleon III, Claudius

All of the Rulers of Europe Over the Past 2,400 Years Presented in a Timelapse Map (400 B.C. to 2017 A.D.)

Theories of power, from Machiavelli and Hobbes to Locke and Jefferson, have drawn their lessons from the towering figure of the Sovereign, the principle actor in dramas of old European statecraft. One philosopher advises cunning, another fear and awe. When we come to ideas of civil society based in property rights, we see theorists arguing with proponents of monarchical divine right, or struggling, constitutionally, militarily, with a mad king. Maybe this survey seems banal, passé, borin...
Tags: Google, Europe, Putin, College, History, Merkel, Elizabeth Ii, East, Facebook Twitter, Foucault, Jefferson, Locke, Machiavelli, Josh Jones, Poroshenko, John Milton

Happy Birthday, Rome!

Buon compleanno a Roma! Founded in 753 B.C., Rome marks its 2,771st birthday on April 21.  If you’re in the city this weekend,  check out the special festivities, which typically  include  concerts, gladiator displays, a parade and  fireworks. If I could be there, I’d head for the oldest part of Rome: the Palatine hill, named for the goddess Pales, patroness of shepherds—and the oldest part of Rome. In the eighth century B.C., in the kingdom of Alba Longa on the Tiber, a jealous younger brother ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Rome, Mars, Vesta, Roma, Palatine, Tiber, Julius Caesar, Sono, Romulus, Alba Longa, Palatine Hill, Octavian, Dianne Hales, Claudius

Circe: Madeline Miller on Inspirations & Influences

“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Our guest today is Madeline Miller, award-winning author of The Song of Achilles, whose follow-up novel Circe is out now. Madeline is here today to talk about the books and works that inspired Circe Since my novels, The Song of Achilles and ...
Tags: Books, New York, Boston, New York City, Brown University, Fantasy, Feminism, Philadelphia, University Of Chicago, Npr, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Helios, Sylvia Plath, Gertrude, James Baldwin

Miss ‘Game of Thrones’? Amazon’s ‘Britannia’ takes a violent, sexed-up romp through Roman history

At least Amazon’s new historical romp “Britannia” gets the year it’s supposed to take place right. After that, nothing much really matters in this slightly salacious, but often enjoyable spectacle. After a prologue tells us Julius Caesar tried to invade the British Isles in 55 BCE, encountered the mystical Druids and then hightailed back to Rome, the action moves ahead to 43 AD. Under Emperor Claudius, the Romans are making an attempt to take the isles with 20,000 men under General Aulus Plautiu...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, London, Mississippi, Jerusalem, Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Atlantic, Britain, Soccer, Mark Rylance, Jeff Bezos, Glastonbury, Britannia, Isles

Books, Books, Books

Yesterday being rainy and me with a cold, I found myself reorganizing several troublesome drawers and trying to get rid of the accumulation of little notebooks from past years. Jotted down addresses, brilliant ideas, good quotes, mysterious scribblings . . . a hodge-podge of stuff. One notebook was from my time in rehab after my accident in October of 2016  -- during which time I did a lot of reading.  Two books that I read then were John Greene's The Fault in Our Stars and Jo...
Tags: Gardening, Clarke, Hitler, Smith, Einstein, Ellison, Enid Blyton, Renault, Alice, Anderson, Mitchell, Zanzibar, Adams, Lewis, Kerr, Plato

Archaeologists find first evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain 

The first Roman invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar in 55BC is a historical fact, with vivid accounts passed down by Tacitus, Cicero and Caesar himself. Yet, despite a huge landing force of legionaries from 800 ships, no archaeological evidence for the attack or any physical remains of encampments have ever been found. But now a chance excavation carried out ahead of a road building project in Kent has uncovered what is thought to be the first solid proof for the invasion. Archaeologists from t...
Tags: England, News, Wales, France, Scotland, Rome, Britain, Kent, Thanet, Ramsgate, Bbc Four, Julius Caesar, University of Leicester, Kent County Council, Ebbsfleet, Caesar

Riz Ahmed to Bring Hamlet to Netflix

Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed to bring Hamlet to Netflix Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Of) is in negotiations to bring his version of Hamlet to Netflix, according to Deadline. Ahmed, who won an Emmy for his role in HBO’s The Night Of, will play the titular role in this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous play. This Hamlet will be a contemporary adaptation that Ahmed developed with writer Mike Lesslie. Ahmed’s version of Hamlet is “set in a modern-day London of economic and...
Tags: Hbo, TV, London, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Manhattan, Streaming, William Shakespeare, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, Mel Gibson, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Helena Bonham Carter, Ahmed

Riz Ahmed in Talks to Join Netflix’s Hamlet

Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed in talks to join Neflix’s Hamlet Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Of) is in negotiations to join Netflix‘s Hamlet, according to Deadline. Ahmed, who won an Emmy for his role in HBO’s The Night Of, is reportedly up for the titular role in this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous play. This Hamlet will be a contemporary adaptation that Ahmed developed with writer Mike Lesslie. Netflix’s Hamlet is “set in a modern-day London of economic and politica...
Tags: Hbo, TV, London, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Manhattan, Streaming, William Shakespeare, Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, Mel Gibson, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Helena Bonham Carter, Ahmed

Crozet Real Estate Market Update – 3rd Quarter 2017

  Transcript David: Hey, I’m David Ferrall, Real Estate Broker at Nest Realty. Jim: Jim Duncan, Broker at Nest Realty. David: We’re sitting here at the beautiful rooftop, top of Piedmont place in Crozet. We’re here to talk about real estate in the 3rd quarter of 2017. Strong figures, Jim. Sales were up from 105 from 76 last year, up 38%. Year to date, we’re at 264 sales in the area, up from 216. Jim: Interestingly, of that 105 that sold in Crozet, 35 of those were new construc...
Tags: Park, David, Radio, Piedmont, East Village, Jim, YMCA, Albemarle, Albemarle County, Brookwood, Market statistics, Jim Duncan, Crozet, Claudius, Crozet Real Estate Market Update, Jim Sales

The Apostles and the Empire

And then shall come implacable wrath on Latin men. Three shall by piteous fate bring Rome to ruin. And all shall perish, with their own houses, when from heaven shall flow a cascade of fire. Ah, wretched me! When shall that day and when shall judgment come from the immortal God, the mighty King? So ran a prophecy set down by a first-century Jew, likely during the reign of Caesar Augustus, while Jesus was still a child. Rome loomed monstrous in the religious imagination of Jews in the Holy Land. ...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Church, Religion, Jerusalem, History, Rome, St. Paul, Jesus, John, Matthew, Philo, Peter, Romans, PAUL, Phil

The Only Living Boy in New York Review

Rating: 3 out of 10 Cast: Callum Turner as Thomas Webb Jeff Bridges as W.F. Gerald Kate Beckinsale as Johanna Pierce Brosnan as Ethan Webb Cynthia Nixon as Judith Webb Kiersey Clemons as Mimi Pastori Tate Donovan as George Wallace Shawn as David Anh Duong as Barbara Debi Mazar as Anna Ben Hollandsworth as Ari John Bolger as Irwin Sanders Bill Camp as Uncle Buster Directed by Marc Webb The Only Living Boy in New York Review: Good criticism requires objectivity and resistance to prejudgment; ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Movie Reviews, Manhattan, Upper West Side, Jeff Bridges, Thomas, Johanna, Loeb, Webb, Brosnan, Callum Turner, Clemons, ComingSoon, Marc Webb, Allan Loeb

John Malveaux: Part 20-LBCAA 30 year history

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Tags: Hollywood, Mexico, Religion, United States, Long Beach, Caa, Jamaica, Bob Marley, Magic Johnson, Panama, Martin Luther King Jr, San Bernardino, Giza, Leary, PCC, Peter Tosh

How green became green

The original Earth Day Proclamation in 1970 refers to “our beautiful blue planet,” and the first earth day flag consisted of a NASA photo of the Earth on a dark blue background. But the color of fields and forests prevailed, and today when we think of ecology and environmentalism, we think green not blue. The connection of the color green to growing things is found in nature, of course, and the word green has “associations with verdure, freshness, newness, health, and vitality [that are] are wid...
Tags: Books, Featured, Labor, Nasa, Earth, Green, Linguistics, William Shakespeare, Oxford English Dictionary, Shakespeare, Earth Day, Samson, Lady Macbeth, Moth, Sampson, Armando

Castor Pollox and Marcus Aurelius not to mention Michaelangelo and Bernini.

Some time back I watched 'I Claudius ' and many of the statues and names I was hearing yesterday seem so familiar.First on the agenda was a guided tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. The guide was amazing and had so much information to give
Tags: Travel, Bernini, Marcus Aurelius, Michaelangelo, Claudius

CS Interview: Bill Nighy Explains Why Their Finest Matters Now

Bill Nighy on playing a 1940s actor in Lone Scherfig’s romantic dramedy Now playing in select theaters and available On Demand, STX Entertainment‘s Their Finest is a new feature from director Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day). Set against the backdrop of London during World War II, Their Finest offers a romantic dramedy about a fictional propaganda film production about the battle of Dunkirk.  Adapting Lissa Evans bestseller Their Finest Hour and a Half, the film stars Sam Claflin (The Hu...
Tags: Feature, UK, London, Movies, Moscow, Lone Scherfig, Tokyo, Rachel Mcadams, Hamlet, Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton, Dunkirk, Hilliard, Sam Claflin, Stephen Woolley, Scherfig

Paapa Essiedu is Hamlet in 2016 Simon Godwin Production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" by the Royal Shakespeare Company on an Opus Arte DVD

Hamlet William Shakespeare Royal Shakespeare Company Opus Arte OA 1164 D Opus Arte has released a complete DVD of the 2016 Simon Godwin production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.  A distinguishing characteristic of the production is the fact that t he majority of the characters are played by actors of African descent. Selected members o...
Tags: England, Religion, Denmark, William Shakespeare, Norway, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Gertrude, Fernie, William J Zick, Claudius, Paapa Essiedu, Simon Godwin, STRATFORD UPON AVON England, Hamlet William Shakespeare Royal Shakespeare

The Super Sad Story Behind The Real St. Valentine

Over the years, February 14th has been saddled with the reputation of a saccharine, commercial-driven event, complete with bad candy and cheap Teddy bears. But this so-called Hallmark holiday has a much darker origin story than you might expect — one that definitely doesn't belong on a greeting card.St. Valentine, for whom Valentine's Day is named, had a rough life. Back in the mid-third century, the Roman emperor (who went by the not-so-cute name Claudius the Cruel) prohibited young people fro...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Church, Valentine, Roman, St Valentine, Claudius, Claudius the Cruel

Remembering 'Elephant Man' Actor John Hurt

The British actor, who died last week, became famous in the U.S. in the '70s for his starring role in the BBC series I, Claudius, and later appeared in the film Alien. Originally broadcast in 1989.
Tags: News, Bbc, John Hurt, Claudius

To History, With Love: The Valentine's Phenomenon Explained.

Ah, Valentine's Day. A day of flowers, chocolates, cards, hearts, expensive jewelry "sales" that rob you blind, and everything pink. Yet if you think this tradition is just another corporate gimmick to boost post-holiday season profits (we won't say it isn't), its less expensive origins actually date back to antiquity. The Latin word cupido means desire, a word which stems from Cupid - the Roman god of desire and attraction. Actually the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, Cupid is o...
Tags: News, John Lennon, Rome, Huffington Post, Valentine, Sidonie Sawyer, Palatine Hill, Lupercalia, Gelasius, Claudius

Disputable Matters by Julian Wells

Editor’s Note: Julian is a layman who has taught Sunday School in various Southern Baptist churches for the past 20 years. He has blogged at his personal site, Ridgetop Reflections, for 2 years. “Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. … You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.” (Romans 14:1, 10 NIV) Several years ago, my wife and I were visiting a church w...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Dallas Cowboys, God, Christ, PAUL, Julian, Gentile, NIV, SBC Issues, Claudius

Mark St. Germain Adapting John Updike HAMLET Prequel for the Stage; Reading Set for Orlando!

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Orlando Shakes in Partnership with UCF continues to expand its mission to bring thought-provoking new theatrical works to Central Florida through a commission with playwright Mark St. Germain to write an adaptation of John Updike's bestselling novel, Gertrude and Claudius. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Orlando, Gertrude, Central Florida, UCF, John Updike, BWW News Desk, Claudius

Dinzu Artefacts - DNZ07

Considering the glut of high-profile dying in 2016, my first reaction to a project called Me, Claudius is a moment of gratitude that Derek Jacobi is still alive. He’s actually one of several surviving and justifiably well-liked old… (in post Me, Claudius – ‘Reasons For Balloons’ from Decoder Magazine. More by this artist at )
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Opinion: How to climb the social ladder in ancient Rome

It is easy to imagine ancient Rome as a society where the emperors, senators and other nobles sat on top of an undifferentiated, static mass of ordinary Romans (who in turn sat above the mass of slaves). But Roman society was, in fact, highly stratified throughout and people of all social levels went to great lengths to better their lot in life and climb the social ladder. Some even succeeded in joining the empire’s richest ranks. The traditional view of the Roman people lounging around a...
Tags: India, US, Rome, Portugal, Libya, Alexandria, Pompeii, Zliten, Creative Commons Attribution, Ostia, Hadrian, Lusitania, Narcissus, Claudius, Pliny the Younger

Now That the Election Is Over, What Should We Do?

I refused to support Donald Trump in the primaries and in the general election. I was sure he was the wrong person for the job. (For clarification: I was equally certain that Hillary Clinton was the wrong person.) So what should I do now that Mr. Trump is President-elect Trump? I should support him. Don't get me wrong. The election did nothing to change my mind. I still think he is the wrong person to sit in the oval office. The support I am ready to offer is not contingent upon any change of mi...
Tags: News, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jesus, John, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Peter, St Paul, Don, PAUL, St Peter, Nero, Shayne Looper