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Month: September 2016

Didn’t expect this from our night at the opera

Didn’t expect this from our night at the opera

Business, Politics, Uncategorized
Interested in attending a performance—an opera, ballet, recital, or concert—at the Palais Garnier in Paris? This article will comprehensively provide advice and tips on all aspects of your visit to the Opera Garnier such as when to arrive, what to wear, and what to expect so you can make the most out of your visit to this beautiful and historic venue. I really love the Palais Garnier and have attended two ballets and one opera here—our most recent visit was in June. While you can also see performances at the other Paris Opera location—the Opera Bastille—there is nothing quite like seeing a performance in this opulent venue. The Palais Garnier is arguably the most famous opera house in the world and for many it’s a once in a lifetime experience to attend a ballet or opera here during their
A union between epic fantasy and literature

A union between epic fantasy and literature

Breaking News, Business, Politics, Uncategorized
Setting: May of 2000. Scene: First date. Guy and girl both in late teens. Conversation about movie preferences. Girl: I like the classics. Guy: The classics. Like Die Hard? Girl: (confused) No…like Casa Blanca. Guy: Oh. You mean old movies. Why would you want to watch a black and white movie when there is color now? Girl sits in stunned silence. Scene fades to black. Yep. That was us. Stepping out on the unsure waters of a possible relationship and trying to figure out if this was all going to work. What? Old movies? You think Die Hard is a classic? And this was just the movies discussion; the book discussion was years ahead. But we pushed through it. Through long distance dating, we figured some things out and eventually found an i
Change Your Mind Change Your Luck

Change Your Mind Change Your Luck

Entertainment, LifeStyle, Uncategorized
Change Your Mind; Change Your Luck When I was a young man, even a teenager for that matter, I always had an optimism that was hard for others to overcome. Even in the midst of the all the negative influences from family and peers, this positive optimism was difficult to beat down. I was powerful, I was lucky, life was magic. I remember it like it was yesterday. It didn't matter how many times I was chased home. It didn't matter how many times the girls bullied me. It didn't matter how many times my father beat me. It didn't matter how many times the teachers picked on me. I just knew; This is not it! There is more greatness to come! When I was kicked out and made to join the military, I wasn't feeling particularly lucky at that time but I still had that positive attitude. Sure there...
Twelve new lenses you won’t be able to live without

Twelve new lenses you won’t be able to live without

Business, Technology, Uncategorized
Staying Focused Lenses are parabolic surfaces that collect light and focus it. The lens in your eye is a parabola. When it is formed correctly, it focuses images on your retina, the area at the back of your eye. If your lens is misshapen, it won't focus images on your retina. Its focal point will either be in front of or behind your retina, and the image on your retina will be blurry. Eye doctors create corrective lenses like eyeglasses and contacts to change the focal point of your eye's lens. By measuring the distortion in your vision, they can calculate how far to move your eye's focal point, and in what direction. Your corrective lenses are made specifically for your eyes, which is why they won't work for other people. Sometimes, a person opts to undergo laser surgery. Then the eye d...