Monday, July 18, 2011

Chapter 9

Chapter 9

I set up a facebook account to preserve that social functionality, but truthfully I don’t like it and rarely use it. I even ‘friended’ several hundred people I don’t know so as to clutter my page in the event it might give me more anonymity. Curiously, from my perspective, the web has reduced both my social life and my exercise life and I want to be very discerning -- from the perspective of limited time -- as to how I use these new tools.

Louis J. Sheehan

Sunday, August 29, 2010

decide 993.dec.00 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

"Either let us go over to his system, if it is better than ours, or let those who desire change have their leader and adviser taken from them. That sect of his gave birth to the Tuberones and Favonii, names hateful even to the old republic. They make a show of freedom, to overturn the empire; should they destroy it, they will attack freedom itself. In vain have you banished Cassius, if you are going to allow rivals of the Bruti to multiply and flourish. Finally, write nothing yourself about Thrasea; leave the Senate to decide for us." Nero further stimulated the eager wrath of Cossutianus, and associated with him the pungent eloquence of Marcellus Eprius.

As for the impeachment of Barea Soranus, Ostorius Sabinus, a Roman knight, had already claimed it for himself. It arose out of his proconsulate of Asia, where he increased the prince's animosity by his uprightness and diligence, as well as by having bestowed pains on opening the port of Ephesus and passed over without punishment the violence of the citizens of Pergamos in their efforts to hinder Acratus, one of the emperor's freedmen, from carrying off statues and pictures. But the crime imputed to him was friendship with Plautus and intrigues to lure the province into thoughts of revolt. The time chosen for the fatal sentence was that at which Tiridates was on his way to receive the sovereignty of Armenia, so that crime at home might be partially veiled amid rumours on foreign affairs, or that Nero might display his imperial grandeur by the murder of illustrious men, as though it were a kingly exploit.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Corbulo 881.cor.001001 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

The people enthusiastically applauded him. After a fierce conflict among the barbarians, the king was victorious. Subsequently, in his good fortune, he fell into a despot's pride, was dethroned, was restored by the help of the Langobardi, and still, in prosperity or adversity, did mischief to the interests of the Cheruscan nation.

It was during the same period that the Chauci, free, as it happened, from dissension at home and emboldened by the death of Sanquinius, made, while Corbulo was on his way, an inroad into Lower Germany, under the leadership of Gannascus. This man was of the tribe of the Canninefates, had served long as our auxiliary, had then deserted, and, getting some light vessels, had made piratical descents specially on the coast of Gaul, inhabited, he knew, by a wealthy and unwarlike population. Corbulo meanwhile entered the province with careful preparation and soon winning a renown of which that campaign was the beginning, he brought his triremes up the channel of the Rhine and the rest of his vessels up the estuaries and canals to which they were adapted. Having sunk the enemy's flotilla, driven out Gannascus, and brought everything into good order, he restored the discipline of former days among legions which had forgotten the labours and toils of the soldier and delighted only in plunder. No one was to fall out of the line; no one was to fight without orders. At the outposts, on guard, in the duties of day and of night, they were always to be under arms. One soldier, it was said, had suffered death for working at the trenches without his sword, another for wearing nothing as he dug, but his poniard. These extreme and possibly false stories at least had their origin in the general's real severity. We may be sure that he was strict and implacable to serious offences, when such sternness in regard to trifles could be believed of him.

The fear thus inspired variously affected his own troops and the enemy. Our men gained fresh valour; the barbarians felt their pride broken. The Frisians, who had been hostile or disloyal since the revolt which had been begun by the defeat of Lucius Apronius, gave hostages and settled down on territories marked out by Corbulo, who, at the same time, gave them a senate, magistrates, and a constitution. That they might not throw off their obedience, he built a fort among them, while he sent envoys to invite the Greater Chauci to submission and to destroy Gannascus by stratagem. This stealthy attempt on the life of a deserter and a traitor was not unsuccessful, nor was it anything ignoble. Yet the Chauci were violently roused by the man's death, and Corbulo was now sowing the seeds of another revolt, thus getting a reputation which many liked, but of which many thought ill. "Why," men asked, "was he irritating the foe? His disasters will fall on the State. If he is successful, so famous a hero will be a danger to peace, and a formidable subject for a timid emperor." Claudius accordingly forbade fresh attacks on Germany, so emphatically as to order the garrisons to be withdrawn to the left bank of the Rhine.

Corbulo was actually preparing to encamp on hostile soil when the despatch reached him. Surprised, as he was, and many as were the thoughts which crowded on him, thoughts of peril from the emperor, of scorn from the barbarians, of ridicule from the allies, he said nothing but this, "Happy the Roman generals of old," and gave the signal for retreat. To keep his soldiers free from sloth, he dug a canal of twenty-three miles in length between the Rhine and the Meuse, as a means of avoiding the uncertain perils of the ocean. The emperor, though he had forbidden war, yet granted him triumphal distinctions.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

philo 399.phi.881 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

A. Philo

Philo, who dies after A.D. 40, is mainly important for the light he throws on certain modes of thought and phraseology found again in some of the Apostles. Eusebius (Hist. Eccl., II, iv) indeed preserves a legend that Philo had met St. Peter in Rome during his mission to the Emperor Caius; moreover, that in his work on the contemplative life he describes the life of the Christian Church in Alexandria founded by St. Mark, rather than that of the Essenes and Therapeutae. But it is hardly probable that Philo had heard enough of Christ and His followers to give an historical foundation to the foregoing legends.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

ribosomes 399 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

The system doesn’t allow me to attach the slides. Instead, I have numbered the slides and then listed the relevant slides.

1. Structure of ribosomes

More than 50 different proteins and several ribonucleic molecules are combined to comprise ribosomes. Ribosomes are composed of 1/3 protein and 2/3 RNA. RNA forms the core of the ribosome and proteins are found on the ribosomal surface. In eukaryotes, ribosomal subunits are constructed in the nucleus and are then exported to the cytoplasm where, when joined together, they catalyze the construction of and construct protein.

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic ribosomes are similar. In each case, they have (i) a small subunit and (ii) a large subunit. The two subunits are linked together on an mRNA molecule – typically near its 5’ end – when it is appropriate to initiate the synthesis of proteins. The small subunit is where the matching of the tRNAs and the codons of the mRNA takes place. The large subunit is where the polypeptide chain is constructed by bonding amino acids together. To translate the mRNA, the ribosome pulls the mRNA through its core.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dublin 449.dub.002 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

Ireland is known as a land of legends, poetry, beauty and resolute spirit. Ireland is also known to many as the home of Sr. Margaret MacCurtain, a remarkable woman with a most determined spirit. To many in her homeland and throughout the world, she is known as a champion of justice for all, especially for women and children.

Sr. MacCurtain recently retired as a Lecturer from the Irish History Department of University College Dublin, 1964-94. During those years she was also Professor at the School of Irish Studies, Dublin, 1972-89. A member of the Academic Council of the Irish School of Ecumenics, for many years she served on the Catholic Communications Council set up by the Catholic hierarchy after Vatican Two. She was a board member of the National Rehabilitation Institute and as the founder principal helped establish the Senior College Ballyfermont for public education in the city of Dublin. A Dominican Sister, she was the prioress of Sion Hill convent and currently chairs the Board of Governors of St. Catherine's Home Economics College in Sion Hill. She held the Burns Chair of Irish Studies in Boston College, 1992-93, and more recently was the Baldwin Scholar in the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Baltimore). Her research into the history of Irish women won her the award of the Eire Society of Boston Gold Medal in 1993. Sr. MacCurtain is an internationally recognized and honored scholar, educator, writer, innovator, and feminist activist; put it all together and she is the complete Humanist.

Friday, May 14, 2010

outstanding 332.out.0044 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire

As a military aviator Lt. Blow has logged more than 3,000 hours in six different aircraft. Lt. Blow arrived at Activities San Diego in August, 1994, following a four year assignment at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida.

She attended Army Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviation Course "WORWAC" or better known as flight school and was winged in February 1985. She served as Chief Warrant Officer Two and Aircraft Commander flying the U.S. Army's HH-60 "Blackhawk" Helicopter between 1985-1989. She was stationed in the Republic of Korea at Camp Humphreys 201st Combat Assault Company and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 25th Infantry Division.

From February of 1989 to June 1990 she flew in the Army Reserves. By October 1990 she was able to secure an aviation position in the U.S. Coast Guard. Due to her extensive military aviation background she received a direct commission in the Coast Guard during a four week course in Yorktown, Virginia.

Since then she has been an Aircraft Commander in three Coast Guard helicopters: the HH-3F Pelican Helicopter, the HH-65A "Dolphin" and currently the HH-60J "Jayhawk".

Lt. Blow has attended many military schools which significantly prepared her for to be an outstanding Flight Safety Officer.

She has received many military medals and awards including: Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Commandant's Letter of Commendation with "O" device, Coast Guard Unit Commendation with "O" device, Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation, National Defense Ribbon, and Army Overseas Ribbon.

Women's International Center takes great pride in presenting the 1998 Living Legacy Patriot Award to a native daughter and an exceptional member of the United States Coast Guard.