Author Archives: Thought Student

About Thought Student

A lover of learning who blogs about history, life and opinions at thoughtstudent.wordpress.com

Stories of Life, Part 8

I’ve known for a while that there are songs which make me feel a certain way but I’ve recently noticed that there are songs which make me remember certain people. The music I listen to is a reminder of my … Continue reading

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The Moon

Before telescopes came into common use, the moon was thought to be perfect, without blemish. But through closer examination with a telescope, it was discovered that the moon was not perfectly spherical rather it was covered with craters and mountains. … Continue reading

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Social Structure in Pompeii

Even though the social structure of Pompeii and Herculaneum was clearly defined,  social mobility was possible and many people took advantage of it. The lowest level of society were the slaves. They were mainly foreigners although some Romans sold themselves … Continue reading

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To All the Authors – An Open Letter

As an avid reader, I spend my life searching for books worth reading. And until recently, I never realised the effort which went into writing a book. I could try and explain why this is the case but then this … Continue reading

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Behind the Camera

We rarely see the whole picture do we? What we are given is usually the perfect image, not the other one hundred it took to get it. We do not see the struggles of the photographer balancing on one foot … Continue reading

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Stories of Life, Part 7

Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories. If there is anything that we are ever encouraged to leave behind it would be footprints and as any detective fiction fan would tell you, they can leave a wealth of information … Continue reading

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Music

Music has been made for millenia and has the power to inspire us or to make us feel emotions. Whilst I have limited skill in creating music I do enjoy it and can find some kind of beauty in this … Continue reading

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