Thursday, August 31st, 2017 10:16 AM
Just waking up here, with that first cup o' Joe. A much better night's sleep. Sacked out around 1:30 and must've been fast asleep, as all I remember is waking up.
Not much to tell. I've got a gig on Sunday, a one-hour show comprised of songs from WWI. We have another rehearsal on Saturday, so some time today and/or tomorrow will be spent looking over the music.
I've got one more segment to watch on Genius of the Ancient World. This is a Netflix series I've been watching. Buddha, Socrates and Confucius. Having seen the first two, Confucius is up next. Not a whole lot of information in them, but the host takes you to their 'old stomping grounds'. Lots of footage of a modern Athens, and India.
At least I know a little more about Socrates, and the time in which he lived. The Peloponnesian War(431-404 BC), between Athens and Sparta was during his time. Pericles ruled Athens then.
Little by little, I fill in historic dates as I learn them, adding more pieces of the puzzle. I knew that the Battle of Thermopylae was in 480 BC between the Persians(led by King Xerxes)and the Spartans, led by Leonidas.
Confucius, whom I'm going to learn a little more about today , lived in China in about 525 BC. I know that Alexander the Great(from Macedonia)lived around 300 BC, as did his teacher, Aristotle.
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. The open areas in Athens were called the agorra, from where we get the word agorophobia. Fear of open spaces.
So this is some of what I did yesterday. Practiced a very little bit, played Lumosity games, and watched a documentary.
Anyway. Thanks for wading through this, whoever-reads-this. More later.