Monday, September 5, 2011


My goal for today is to learn something new about 7 different things. I’m going to leave it fairly vague so that as I look through information, whatever sticks out to me is what I can focus on. I am just so tired of not expanding my knowledge, that I need to do something about it.

My categories for the day are as follows:

-An important historical event
-An influential person
-A social issue
-5 new words in 3 different languages
-Further knowledge on a psychological theory
-Further knowledge on a linguistic theory
-Unknown, someone recommend something to me

Help me out? :)  In addition to a 7th category, I'm also interested to see if anyone wants to recommend something specific for me to check out under the other 6 categories. Feel free to link things to me or to simply post information. Thanks so much.


  1. England seems like a culture of people who colonize and conquer, but centuries before they were a global superpower, they were colonized and conquered several times. Its first inhabitants, the Britons (Celtic language users), faced a hostile takeover by the Roman empire in 43 AD.

    In the 5th century, the now Roman colony of Romano Briton Declined Roman aid. Soon after, Anglo-Saxons (Germanic tribes) made their way to English shores.

    They did not attempt a takeover, as the Romans did, instead, they coexisted with the now vulnerable, but independent ex-colony. The Anglo-Saxons Brought with them the Old English Language.

    However, over the next few hundred years, the north shores faced constant attacks from Vikings. By 800, the Norsemen had taken over almost the entire countryside and northern part of the country leaving a trail of blood and a ravaged countryside.

    In 1066, the Normans invaded by force from current-day France. they conquered savagely and took the land for their own. However, after dozens of civil wars and violent rebellions, England became a sovereign state once again.

    Until, that is, when King Richard I made it a Vassal for the Holy Roman Empire around 1200. This lasted until the 16th Century when King Henry VIII made England a Protestant nation.

    Since then, England has faced many internal power struggles, but rarely an external one.

  2. Early attempts to understand time {calendars, astrology, division of weeks, water clocks, etc.} I'm studying that in history and it's kind of fascinating :)


  3. Stephanie: Thank you. I'm going to follow your blog. I just checked it out briefly, and it looks like you post some interesting stuff :)

  4. under physcological teory you could research the effects that certian types of music have over human emotions