Tras haber creado mi anterior blog cecilmundo varias personas, muchos de ellos mis alumnos, me sugirieron que creara una secciòn dentro de cecilmundo para publicar mis obras de docencia de idiomas. Dado que la cantidad de documentos de explicaciones, ejercicios y exàmenes de inglès son muy numerosos porque tengo màs de 30 años del ejercicio de la docencia, preferì estrenar blog con mis alumnos a como ellos realmente merecen. En este blog planetcecil no solo iràn mis documentos didàcticos de inglès, sino tambièn la producciòn literaria de varios alumnos que se destacan en las letras. Tambièn darè oportunidad a aquellos que tienen excelentes obras pero que no han logrado publicarlas ya que en mi paìs Nicaragua todo se mueve por la marrana polìtica, y si una no pertenece a determinado partido no verà jamàs publicado su opus. Tambièn tenemos la desgracia de contar con seudoeditores quienes al no conocer verdaderamente de literatura se convierten en mercenarios de la imprenta solo para llenarse ellos mismo de dinero y fama a costillas de los escritores. Todos aquellos que deseen participar en este blog, denlo de antemano por suyo. Aunque lleve mi nombre en un arranque de egolatrìa, yo soy sencillamente vuestra servidora.Cecilia

Las alas de la educación

Las alas de la educación
La educación es un viaje sin final.

La lección de física

La lección de física
Casi aprendida

domingo, 7 de septiembre de 2008

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46th entry to the Colonel`s Scrapbook
Birthdates which occurred on September 04:
1768 Fran‡ois Ren‚ de Chateaubriand France, poet/novelist/statesman
1872 Darius Milhaud Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien, La Creation du Monde, Le Bœuf sur le Toit)
Deaths which occurred on September 04:
1553 Cornelia da Nomatalcino monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake 1965 Albert Schweitzer,organist and humanitarian who adored cats, dies
1907 Edvard Hagerup Grieg,Norwegian composer dies, is buried in a fjord


Events
476 Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed ,,poor teenager, having gotten a job,lost it so soon1609 Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan
1886 Geronimo is captured, ending last major US-Indian war ,later he would be displayed like a trophy yet still alive on a motorcade by Teddy Roosevelt1888 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak",that is the origin for this photomania we have now, George you created a monster in me
Birthdates which occurred on September 05:
1187 Louis VIII king of France (1223-26) ,poor guy,not only was he destined to be the father of a saint through his marriage with the termagant Blanche of Castille, but also to die spilling his guts loose due to dysentery1638 Louis XIV the great, king of France (1643-1715)mthe sexiest,most alluring king of all times, the sun king I would have never said no to 1735 Johann Christian Bach composer, son of JS Bach (English Bach),these Bachs you find them everywhere 1791 Giacomo Meyerbeer Vogelsdorf Germany, composer (Golt Und Die Natur),was this guy so bombastic! Had to be a Jew! 1847 Jesse James Missouri, outlaw, so infamous

Died
1877 Crazy Horse, Sioux leader, is assassinated by US soldiers after he beat the shit out of Custer on the Battle of Little Bighorn one year earlier,Whites never forgive us dark ones who have more brains or balls than they do

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Born
1757 Marquis de Lafayette American patriot, French revolutionary, one of Marie Antoinette`s favourite chevaliers 1766 John Dalton chemist, developed atomic theory of matter
Deaths which occurred on September 06:
1701 James II king of England (1685-88), dies at 68 ,still living as a kept man in the court of Louis XIV, doing nothing as usual1901 Pres William McKinley assassinated by Leon Czologosz in Buffalo, NY,and his death let rambunctious Teddy Roosevelt into the White House.McKinley`s death was instigated by William Randolph GHeart`s editorials in which he asked for a “quick removal of that criminal.”

Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of September 07:
1533 Queen Elizabeth I England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII,greatest stateswoman of all times, a wonderful lady after whom I named my own daughter

events
1714 Treaty of Baden-French retain Alsace, Austria gets right bank of Rhine ,poor Alsatians, no wonder everyone calls them the Regurgitated Ones1822 Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day)and begins life as the Empire of Brazil,the Amazon Throne

" Ours is a world where people don`t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. " Howard Hughes,aviator,playboy and millionaire


Elizabeth

On a day like today, the woman I have most admired in history was born, and under very tight circumstances. Her dad had defied everyone in order to get Ann Boleyn,her mom,pregnant and was now hated by the Holy Roman See after he had rejected his first wife Catherine of Aragon,daughter of Spain`s Catholic Majesties to live the passionate love affaire of his life with Anne Boleyn. It may be a logical consequence that as an adult,Elizabeth Tudor would always shy off from passion,perhaps because her dad`s passion for her mom was the greatest love disaster of English history. As a stateswoman, she was unrivalled.As a woman,any guy would go mad for her. As a scholar, I wish I could speak the 7 languages she mastered. For all this,I named my only kid Elizabeth after her.

You are not surprised that after days of being away from the keyboard,my dearest reader, I can write about someone who has been in my dreams ever since I discovered that she had existed. We are prone to all types of obsession,as you well know. You are the authority on that, because I cannot write anything if you are not there to read it. So you can understand that from age three I was obsessed with Elizabeth.
It was my grandmother`s fault. I learned to read at age 3,like our bard Rubèn Darìo. The first book she placed in my hands to read was a version for children of Elizabeth`s biography. The sweetened, glossy biography only made me ask more questions,and there came the difficult part for my granny. How to explain so many things that biographers change or omit about her biography, thinking it is best in the name of “proper history”. Questions,questions, I have always been told I ask too many questions! That hasn`t stopped me from asking more.
Elizabeth, more than a fixed statement,was always a question mark for me.The eternal enigma. So many years after her death in March 1603,while she still kept a letter to her in her night table drawer from the last man she had loved, I still have the urge to ask her so many things. Is it true,madam, I would ask, that we always end up killing in one way or the other, those we love the most? The fact that she signed the execution order for the man she most loved in her life gives me an idea how she must have suffered, and my heart goes out to her. I know about difficult decisions. The wrenching pain of divorcing your emotions from your practical orientations. The holding back that must go on,when one has to do what one doesn`t want to do. Long time ago, one of my best friends wrote a poem about restraint,and he said he had to double knot his emotions so they wouldn`t rush out to meet the beloved. I recall the poem was called The Chinese Empress,and it was written by one of the most pragmatic and scholarly attorneys we have in Nicaragua nowadays. How many times did Elizabeth have to do that?
I think Elizabeth was wise in never marryring anyone. Marriage has a way of putting an ankle over the woman`s nape as nothing else can, and in the case of s stateswoman having a man twisting her arm because he shares her bedroom is the worst thing that can happen. Whether she was a virgin or not,that was her own business,which is why it angers me how often cheap and sexist historians resort to this topic in order to belittle Elizabeth.
While I remained blissfully single,I promised myself that as soon as I married and had a baby girl, I would name her Elizabeth for Elizabeth Tudor. I still have many unanswered questions about her,despite having gotten a pH D in history.
Women are always an enigma,we are, but the enigma grows bigger when you find someone like Elizabeth Tudor.