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Lisa Nicholas
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Latest blog post, looking at what the story of the Great Flood means in the context of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
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I'm trying this one again -- Google did something to the URL on the last attempt.
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Something for you Trekkies: Saints, heroes, and Klingons
Okay, I know I got all the Trekkies hooked when I put up that post about Captain Picard and the Tamarian (you all subscribed to this blog, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?) Well, read this to find out why my pal Dennis McGeehan, says Saint Joseph would make the perf...
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Adventures in Comparative Mythology: Epic of Gilgamesh, Pt. 2
Today we come to the second part of our reading of the story of the Great Flood found in the Epic of Gilgamesh — the story itself . I'm actually going to break this into two separate posts, a summary of the story and the interpretation of it, which I'll com...
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Adventures in Comparative Mythology: Epic of Gilgamesh, Part the First
Want to visit far-off times and places? Read a book. It's the cheapest, easiest form of travel. If you have ever spent any extended time abroad, you probably know how odd it is to live amongst “foreigners” and realize that you are the one who is “foreign.” ...
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Now arm yourselves!
I love St Patrick's Day, not because I love green beer, parades, or even corned beef, but because it reminds me of the great prayer attributed to the saint who drove the snakes (and the pagans?) out of Ireland. You probably know a hymn called St Patrick's B...
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Adventures in Comparative Mythology: Epic of Gilgamesh, Part 3
In the past couple of posts in this series, we’ve been looking at the Great Flood narrative found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, trying to put the flood story into context, both within the larger story of Gilgamesh’s quest for godlike immortality and within the ...
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The flood story was grafted onto earlier versions of the Epic of Gilgamesh.  It is not part of the older works at all.  Don't leave out the parts where Enkidu is treated like a bride by Gilgamesh either.  It's all well documented and supported. For instance see When Heroes Love https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=isbn:0231507259 
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In the second part of my discussion of the Flood story in the Epic of Gilgamesh, I look at the way the story of Gilgamesh, a king who wished to become immortal, frames the story of Utnapishtim, a king who has become immortal, thus creating the context in which the story of the Great Flood is told.
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The first installment of my series comparing ancient myths about the Great Flood. In this post, I look at the oldest version, from Mesopotamia.
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I just noticed that Mark Shea gave my blog a nice plug -- way back in December 2013!
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What does this Roman soldier have to do with the patron saint of Ireland? Read this to find out!
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I'm a freelance writer and teacher.
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Writing, teaching, editing
Employment
  • My computer
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
    Currently working on a science fiction novel, but available for all kinds of writing jobs!
  • Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization
    Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Dallas
    Adjunct Asst Professor, 2011
  • The University of Southern Indiana
    Instructor, English & Humanities, 2004 - 2009
  • Texas Society of CPAs
    Graphic Designer, 1988 - 1996
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Garland, TX
Previously
Arlington, TX - Fort Worth, TX - Newburgh, IN - Rockford, IL - Iowa City, IA - Madrid, Spain - Shreveport, LA - Alexandria, LA
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I read, write, think, and teach in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Introduction
After years in academics and non-profits, I am now dedicating my time to writing, and helping other writers succeed. I'm currently working on a Catholic science fiction novel (the first of a series) and have a best-selling book on the household use of diatomaceous earth on Amazon.com, as well as maintaining several blogs.

My Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas helped me indulge my love of literature, languages, philosophy, and history, all of which I've had an opportunity to teach at one time or another (currently under the auspices of the Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization).

For many years, I have sung with the parish choir of St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, TX, and I have accumulated many years' experience volunteering in charitable outreach to the poor, in adult literacy, at the Arlington Night Shelter, and working with the St Vincent de Paul Society in Evansville, IN, visiting the needy and serving meals at the community soup kitchen.

After years of experience in community service, graphic design, scholarship, and teaching, I've finally returned to my childhood love, writing. I've finally figured out that you really can "have it all," just not all at the same time! Life is good.
Bragging rights
I've published a small book on the household uses of diatomaceous earth (Naturally Healthy Living With Diatomaceous Earth), which is selling well on Amazon.Right now, I'm working on a soft-science scifi novel with Catholic themes: _Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars_. I'm available for all kinds of writing projects, but I prefer long-copy informational writing over copy-writing.
Education
  • University of Dallas
    Ph.D./Literature, M.A./English
  • Rockford College
    B. A., magna cum laude, English & Spanish
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L. A. Nicholas, Kit Pascoe