quinta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2017

Uma das coisas boas de ser professor

Uma das coisas boas de ser professor é sempre trabalhar com o inesperado: nada é sempre igual! Um dia ganhamos um abraço, no outro um chocolate; uma hora ganhamos um sorriso, na outra um olhar de conhecimento sendo adquirido; no aniversário nos fazem uma festa surpresa, nas horas tristes nos dão apoio; e uma série de tantas coisas que continuar elencando seria cansativo e difícil, pois esqueceríamos de algumas. Eis que surge então, no fim de uma aula (no 8° ano) sobre Camões e os detalhes particulares e alguns curiosos da grande obra "Os Lusíadas" e a criação do Reino de Portugal (que não estão no livro), mas que são fundamentais para o sucesso do aprendizado, o elogio de um aluno por tudo o que aprende em minhas aulas (dentro da matéria e os assuntos acessórios). Nas palavras dele, isso torna tudo mais fácil e interessante para o conhecimento. Também penso assim e é nisso que acredito. Qual o nome disso? Uma carga rápida e totalmente revigorante em nossos sistemas mental e corporal já bem combalidos devido ao uso contínuo e altamente desgastante no ano que quase chega ao seu fim. Em suma: muito bom!!! É o que faz valer a pena... e continuar!

sexta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2017

Palestra "Os Templários" em Pirassununga - 28/10/2017

Minha palestra "Os Templários - O Fabuloso Legado dos Pobres Cavaleiros de Cristo", no sábado, dia 28/10/2017, no Pronaos Rosacruz Pirassununga, AMORC, em Pirassununga, SP, teve divulgação pelas redes sociais e também pelo jornal local, JC Regional, à primeira página e também à pág. P-10. Agradeço pela divulgação e pelo carinho dos novos amigos, Sra. Adriana Gonzalez de Medeiros (Gerente Geral do JC Regional) e seu esposo, Eduardo Medeiros (da Academia da Força Aérea), ao Mestre do Pronaos, Frater Kleber Gabriel Silva, pelo convite, e também à minha Kelly Silva, noiva e fotógrafa do evento. Também agradeço ao público presente do local e de cidades próximas. Paz Profunda a todos!

Capa do jornal

Página de eventos

Eu e o casal Adriana e Eduardo Medeiros

O Mestre do Pronaos, Fr. Kleber

Kelly e eu

Alguns dos convidados ao final do evento

Folder da palestra

Certificado recebido

quinta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2017

Czar Nicolau II e sua filha Olga

Nicolau e sua filha Olga em 1896

Um pouco da História: Sua Majestade Imperial Nicolau II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov), O Czar e Autocrata de Todas as Rússias e sua filha mais velha, Sua Alteza Imperial Olga (Olga Nikoláyevna Románova), Grã-Duquesa da Rússia, em 1896. Toda a família imperial foi assassinada em 1918 e canonizada em 2000, pela Igreja Ortodoxa Russa, portanto são agora São Nicolau Romanov e Santa Olga Romanova, Portadores da Paixão. 

Família Imperial Russa - Os Romanov.

Casa Imperial dos Romanov

terça-feira, 12 de setembro de 2017

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How urban legends work

   In 1994, the Las Vegas police reported a disturbing series of crimes along the Vegas strip. The first victim in this wave was an Ohio man in town for a sales convention. At the bar in his hotel, the man happened to strike up a conversation with an attractive young woman. According to the man, the two hit it off, sharing several drinks over the course of a couple hours. At some point, the man blacked out, and when he came to, he found himself lying in a hotel bathtub, covered in ice. There was a phone resting on the floor beside the tub, with an attached note that said, "Call 911or you will die." He called an ambulance and was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors informed him that he had undergone massive surgery. One of his kidneys had been removed, apparently by a gang selling human organs on the black market. Following this occurrence, many similar crimes were reported, leading Las Vegas police to issue warnings to travellers visiting the city.
   There is a good chance that you have heard this story, or some variation of it. News of the Vegas "organ harvesters" has been passed on by thousands and thousands of people over the course of 10 years. It has been relayed by word of mouth, e-mail and even printed fliers. But there is absolutely no evidence that any such thing ever occurred, in Las Vegas or anywhere else. This fictional story is a quintessential urban legend, an incredible tale passed from one person to another as truth.
   In this article, we'll look at urban legends to see what they are, where they come from and why they spread so quickly. We'll also explore some ideas regarding the social significance of urban legends, as well as take a look at how the stories have changed over the years.

   Generally speaking, an urban legend is any modern, fictional story, told as truth, that reaches a wide audience by being passed from person to person. Urban legends are often false, but not always. A few turn out to be largely true, and a lot of them were inspired by an actual event but evolved into something different in their passage from person to person. More often than not, it is not possible to trace an urban legend back to its original source -- they seem to come from nowhere.

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The Secret Language

   More than half of what we communicate is communicated not through words but through body language. This includes our posture, facial expressions, and gestures. Because body language is so important, you’ll want to know what yours is saying and how to interpret other people’s, too. Here are some examples of body language and its meaning. (Note: These meanings are for North America. Interpretations may differ a bit in other cultures.) If your posture is slumped and your head is down, this could mean that you are sad or lack confidence. If your posture is straight, but relaxed, you are expressing confidence and friendliness.

   A smile is a sign of friendliness and interest. But people sometimes smile just to be polite. To get another clue from people’s faces, notice their eyes. Friendliness and interest are expressed when a person’s eyes meet yours (especially when you’re the one who’s talking) and then look away and meet yours again. A person who doesn’t look away is expressing challenge. A person who doesn’t look at you is expressing lack of interest or is shy. Hand gestures can mean a person is interested in the conversation. But repeated movements – like a pencil or tapping a foot – often mean the person is either impatient or nervous. Stay away from someone who points at you while talking with you: that person might be angry at you or feel surprised to you.

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Why Brazil loved him

To many Brazilians, Senna communicated a vulnerability that they appreciated all the more because they knew he had to set his fears aside whenever he climbed into the cockpit. What sealed the love affair the country had with Senna was his willingness, or perhaps his need, to share the glory: after every win he would reach for a Brazilian flag and hoist it high above his head for the victory lap. His popularity was magnified by the contrast with his country’s sense of collective demise. As his career revvep up in the ‘80s, Brazil was headed the other way, descending into economic and political disarray, frustration and self-doubt. Senna, presidential adviser Augusto Marzagão said last week, "was the luminous flip side of the negative state in which lay the Brazilian soul." In short, his success was seen as proof that despite a 45%-a-month inflation rate, growing poverty and never-ending corruption scandals, Brazil could still come out a winner.
For seven frustrating years, though, Senna’s dream of a victory at home, in the Brazilian Grand Prix, eluded him. He finally won the race in 1991, but only after a cliff-hanger finish and typical heroics. He was leading comfortably, with only a few kilometres to go, when the gearbox of his car jammed. By the last lap only one gear was functioning, but Senna wrestled his McLaren-Honda to the checkered flag. So exhausted he could barely lift his arms, grimacing from the pain, he hoisted the trophy and the flag. Senna won in Brazil again in 1993 in equally dramatic fashion – this time against his archrival, the Frenchman Alain Prost. (Over the years, Senna’s flat-out duels with Prost, including several dangerous collisions, had fostered an enmity that Prost says did not ease until just before Senna’s death.) Prost and his teammate Damon Hill had been much faster in practice, and the fans knew that only a race-day downpour would give Senna, the acknowledged master of wet-track driving, a chance. Brazil prayed for rain. The next day, with Prost in the lead, the heavens opened. The Frenchman promptly crashed; Senna catapulted into first place and stayed there. As the race ended, the sun came out.

[Time International, Nº 20 (May 16, 1994), p. 36.

quinta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2017

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VIVA LA VIDA (Martin, C. - Coldplay)

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listened as the crowd would sing
Now the old king is dead long live the king
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you'd gone there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become
Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string

Oh who would ever want to be king?

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Medical Jokes
A man goes to his doctor and says: "I don't think my wife is hearing as good as it used to be. What should I do?
The doctor replies: "Try this test to find out for sure. When your wife is in the kitchen doing dishes, stand fifteen feet behind her and ask her a question, if she doesn't respond keep moving closer asking the question until she hears you."

The man goes home and sees his wife preparing dinner. He stands fifteen feet behind her and says: "What's for dinner, honey?" He gets no response, so he moves to ten feet behind her, and ask again. Still no answer. Finally he stands directly behind her and says: "Honey, what's for dinner?" She replies: "For the fourth time: I SAID CHICKEN."

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What would life be like without the Internet?
Read the following text and then answer the questions 1 to 3.
How would having no Internet affect the general personal user? Well apart from every teenager screaming because they can’t log on to Facebook, it all comes down to how much we personally use the Internet and what for.
Many of us use the Internet to communicate, especially those in the lower age brackets above 10 years. From email to chat forums, social networks, dating sites and even virtual worlds our demands on the Internet for social communication and networking are huge. So it’s easy to anticipate that a life without the Internet would force people to turn back to grass roots and socialize and communicate on a very basic level.
My worry with this though, specifically within the lower age brackets is will the people who’ve grown up with the Internet around them be able to embrace social engagement on a grass roots level and know how to socialize?
We use the Internet to communicate more than ever and it’s become an integral part of any standard means of communication. So with no Internet our means of communication would have to adapt. I very much doubt we’ll be sending smoke signals, but letters would fulfill the whole emails left and phones would fulfill the gaps that instant messaging, chat and social media created.
An increase in posted mail and phone calls would surely benefit our local postal services and telephone network providers, but what we loved about the Internet was that communication was free!
We all know the Internet is a massive resource directory, full of useful and useless information,  all beautifully at our finger tips. So without it where would we find out the chemical compound of silver, or the world record time for eating after eights?
Books! Quite simply, we’d resort back to the old school principle of reading books from libraries. It would definitely be harder finding the equivalent information that the Internet can provide in your local library but if you think about it the Internet basically took the concept of a library and expanded it by about a million times!
Above all we have to remember we got to where we are today without the Internet. The Internet was a technological advancement that excelled us into the 21st century and changed the way we socialized, did business and purchased goods.
It paved the way to the future and still has many exciting advancements ahead of itself. Witnessing the loss of the Internet is probably very unlikely, but either way I’m quite sure as a human race we’d adapt and persevere as we have done for thousands of years.  

Jerry Lewis: Descanse em Paz!

Descanse em Paz, Jerry Lewis!
Joseph Levitch (1926-2017): ator, comediante, roteirista, produtor, diretor e cantor americano. 
O maior de todos os tempos!!! 
Criador do Teleton Original arrecadou mais de 2.6 bilhões de dólares em 60 anos para a causa da Distrofia Muscular (ele perdeu um filho para esta doença).

sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

A droga da obediência, de Pedro Bandeira

Neste bimestre, os alunos do 6º e do 7º Anos lerão o clássico da literatura infanto-juvenil "A Droga da Obediência", do grande Pedro Bandeira. É a história de um grupo de jovens da cidade de São Paulo que se envolvem em um intrigante mistério de alunos que estão desaparecendo de várias escolas paulistanas. Os KARAS (Miguel, Calú, Crânio, Magrí e Chumbinho) em sua primeira missão! Vamos ler e entrar nesta aventura!!!
Prof. Robson Gimenes

quinta-feira, 25 de maio de 2017

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Global Warming
Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.
   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes, "most of the observed increase in globally averaged temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations," which leads to warming of the surface and lower atmosphere by increasing the greenhouse effect. Natural phenomena such as solar variation combined with volcanoes have probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950, but a cooling effect since 1950. The basic conclusions have been endorsed by at least 30 scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is the only scientific society that rejects these conclusions, and a few individual scientists also disagree with parts of them.
   Remaining scientific uncertainties include the exact degree of climate change expected in the future, and how changes will vary from region to region around the globe. There is ongoing political and public debate regarding what, if any, action should be taken to reduce or reverse future warming or to adapt to its expected consequences. Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol aimed at combating greenhouse gas emissions.

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Anabolic steroid use
in adolescents and high schools

Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are extremely powerful drugs.  “Anabolic” means to grow and “androgenic,” pertains to the development of male characteristics.  AAS are a synthetic version of the body’s naturally occurring hormone testosterone, the same chemical responsible for male sexual traits and the fundamental component in muscle development.  AAS are used medically to boost testosterone in males whose natural production is insufficient, to block or eliminate estrogen production in females with breast or reproductive cancers, to aid in anemia, and to preserve lean body tissue in patients with immune system and muscle wasting diseases.  Although AAS usage has the potential for negative side effects, they are often outweighed by the benefits patients receive when administered under a physician’s care.
Though most commonly seen in bodybuilding, AAS are also prevalent in non-bodybuilder circles when there is dissatisfaction with one’s physique, a desire to shed unwanted fat, or the need to gain additional muscle mass.  Jack is a member of a local health club and former football player at Virginia Tech who exclaims, “I wanted the body of a 25-year old pro athlete at eighteen years old.  What I didn’t understand was that at 18, I was still growing.”  A consistent steroid user throughout his high school and college careers, Jack was like many teenagers who seek chemical assistance in fulfilling social and athletic goals.  According to the Monitoring the Future Survey by The University of Michigan, in 2006, 2.7% of high school seniors reported they had tried steroids at least once in their lifetime.  The majority of those who fall victim to teenage steroid abuse are male athletes seeking to better their performance in sports, be more competitive in the pursuit of athletic scholarships, or to gain recognition outside of the arena.  Females as well as males have shockingly admitted trying steroids as early as age 11, and are said to most commonly do so for aesthetic purposes.