Alicia Ezpeleta

Alicia Ezpeleta

I'm an artist, a painter. I love art and archeology. Take long walks, flowers, beautiful things, peace, reading, camping, silence, solitude, countryside, and nature are some of the things I love.



  • The Old Testament has some obscure, even cruel chapters. Some people believe that the Old Testament talks about the problems of humanity and the world and the The New Testament offers the solutions. All of this came from the same source but Jesus words threatened the traditional Jewish views and it was convenient that the Romans end up killing him. The Jewish...

  • I think the reasons given to us are very superficial and naive. There has to be something else other than food, circumsicion, or the amount of gods.

  • This area is important to many different people, not only Jewish.

  • Yes, I think there is a problem with people that think they are “distinct” and exclusive.

  • Anti Semitic sounds a lot better than “hate against the Jews”, that it’s the utility of it. In general, I have noticed that you can’t use the word “Jew”, it’s better to say “Jewish”. So, Anti Semitic works better when referring to any dislikes against this particular group of people.

  • Maybe “hate” is the wrong terminology all together.

  • I’m an artist. Originally from Spain but I lived in New York for many years. Currently, I am in the Dominican Republic. I have always liked to work with children and I hope to get a better understanding of what a picture book is. I’ve seen many books that I think are bad and don’t make sense, and yet, they have been published. I don’t understand how or what...

  • In the oldest book I know (1845), the illustrations are printed in black. The Japanese books are in color. Also, the illustrations have been shrink by the printers. I’m sure the originals were so much bigger.

  • Yes!,yes!@BarbaraSuzuki

  • Now I can see the color of the paper. I guess it was off white, and that the pure white, was a pigment. The colors in the plates and illustrations are breathtaking. I just can’t get over the beauty of these books.

  • I love the Library. Looking at these amazing books up close, it’s a joy. Absolutely beautiful.

  • Such a beautiful work.

  • I’m looking forward to next week.

  • I enjoyed very much. I admired the beauty of the books and I wondered how they folded the paper so perfectly , or did they cut the borders after biding?
    How many copies of one book was done at the time? Specially the hand written ones.
    I’m sure it would be easier for me to remember the names if I knew some Japanese language. But now, I am learning.

  • Yes!, I wonder what came first, the writing or the binding.

  • Thank you.

  • Do I need to understand the language to take this class.? It’s way to complicated for me. I still don’t get how the language developed. I got the origins are Chinese.
    I hope that’s enough.

  • I see, there is a lot to learn. Thank you

  • The oldest book I know, it’s in my parents house. It was given to my mother by her grandfather. It’s a two volume Spanish encyclopedia from 1895. It’s leather, green and gold decorated covered. The pages inside, have a lot of Illustrations of medical tools, objects and fashions of the time. Very thick volumes, a lot of information in a small font.

  • We have the wrong idea about royalty. We think of them as lucky people who have everything they want. Looks to me that all of them had some kind of mental illness. It must have been very difficult to be a queen and a king.; the control, the killings, the drama over the kingdom. Who wants to be a queen!!?
    Unlike other people, they had a much better diets,...

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    I wonder how many servants the Queen has today.

  • I'm surprised to see how simple the table is set up. Looks like a small table and if they had fifteen kids, I'm sure they had a larger one at the time.

  • There are many women taking this class. When women are PMS, we crave chocolate. Maybe that’s also why chocolate was related to women(?). But the chocolate we eat today it's different. The chocolate was pure before and processed in your own kitchen. I think the effects might have been different.

  • I like the idea too but with real chocolate, the old fashion way.


  • I hope someone finds a solution soon. Too many people have suffered the consequences.


  • For the ones that want to have an idea of how things were in court, watch ”Vatel”. It happened in France, not England. But it could give you a visual of how things were done.
    Francois Vatel was the ”Master of Festivities and Pleasures in the prince’s household” in 1671.

  • He seemed to have been hopeless King, poor thing, maybe, he had a vitamins C deficiency. Nothing surprised me about the Royalty.

  • I think the 4 doors opened when the robbers got out of the car. I guessed the driver stayed in the car longer than the others, and then, he got out to help the other robbers.

  • I hated school too. I wish they had this way of teaching before. This website it's clear, clean and to the point. They use a lot of images and reenactments and that makes learning much more interesting and easy.

  • I tried to do it with lime juice. It really worked! Just the letters with more juice turned a little colored with the heat of a candle. Good first experiment. I'm sure Gerard practiced some writing before he sent his first message.

  • He probably discovered that out of burden and by mistake.

  • I understand what you are saying but this is a class about forensic psychology and face recognition. I'm new to all of this, but I understood the importance of it and I have learned a lot from this class. Maybe you were looking for a class that solves a crime, that would be fun too.@AnnRayner

  • I’m not sure yet of anything. What happened with the fact that someone mentioned one of the perpetrators looked like a female. How come they could recognize people if they wore sunglasses or face masks? I'm not sure I can trust these eyewitnesses completely, I would consider any coincidences they may have, but these case needs a lot more evidence and...

  • Even if the witness has been traumatized, she needs to come forward with whatever she remembered. There are going to be some useful coincidences with other witnesses. Everyone should keep in mind that she has been traumatized and know the implications and consequences of it.

  • How come everything, in this case, is based on two witnesses. Where is everyone else?

  • I know what actor you are talking about. I think he worked for Obama somehow. I don't really remember if he was a White House writer or something like that. I don't remember his name either. LOL!

  • That is unconscious transfer.(?)

  • Yes!, but DI Bullet was right too. I think we should have both approaches. I think intuition is an important part of any investigation.

  • Thanks, I got it

  • He probably didn't care. He was depressed and try to commit suicide. Was it a tradition to offer a final meal at that time?

  • DS Sund did the right thing. But, I think it's important to have different approaches to interviewing the witnesses. DI Bullet could get things that DS Sund could miss because she is lacking intuition.

  • She is following the rules.

  • Mostly women in the list of beheaded in the Tower of London.

  • Amazing! I never heard of such a thing.

  • Wow! So much work to make these pieces.

  • A lot of information. Thanks.

  • Now, the general rule is we don't play with food. Because we know better, and we now know there are people with no food at all. The kings and queens in history, have been very sheltered from the realities of life and playing with food or making a theater out of it was ok with them.

  • Very surprised to see how simple the table was set up. A white Linen tablecloth, and putter dishes. Maybe the emphasis was on the food.

  • In the instructions given by DI Bullet, he implied the suspects would be in the parade. He also put pressure on the witness when he said: ”we can't let this guys walk free..” By pricing him for his good instincts, he encouraged him to take a pic.
    It was a simultaneous presentation. By the description, I assumed DI Bullet pushed the photographs of the Sargent...

  • Yes, but if in a group of witnesses they all picked the same people, they must be right. I agree he was rushed but from all the pics they showed him, he picked the same people as the other witness. I still think Bullet is being a detective from the 70’s movies.

  • Maybe the suspects were brothers. They look alike.

  • I got them right. But, I have to say that this crime is not very stressful for the eyewitness and we are peacefully watching him and paying attention because we have been asked to do so.
    It should be easier for us to recognize the perpetrator (?)

  • I think I got this one too. We will see.

  • I think I got her immediately.

  • I have to say that this crime is not very stressful for the eyewitness and we are peacefully watching him and paying attention because we have been asked to do so.
    It should be easier for us to recognize the perpetrator (?)

  • I hope I'm right, I think I got him too.

  • Amazing that after all these studies, they still use line-ups and they still rely on them.

  • For that percentage of accuracy, I wouldn't bother to have a line-up.

  • Haha! Me either.

  • Imagining a dinner table for Henry VIII is fascinating. Especially, the decorations with all the colors. Have anyone painted his dinner tables? Also, they ate with beautiful knives decorated with precious stones.

  • Line up or one by one may be more reliable. I'm not sure I would not trust it that much after all I have read here on face recognition and memory and after all the wrong convictions. Maybe face recognition should be no more than a guide to detectives.

  • These few recipes are very simple. It looks like ’country food’. I thought it would be more sophisticated. Still delicious!

  • I didn't know they had sugar at the time.

  • I'm surprised to read about the lead pipes. Very modern.

  • Sounds like Henry VIII was a sociopath.

  • Very interesting and clear timeline

  • Looking forward to eating like a Queen!

  • Eating like a king means you get the best quality food, in abundance and with choices.
    The best chef will cook it.

  • I wonder if I made clear that my character was resting on his porch when he remembered the day he killed his father. I was trying to have a strong contrast between the environment (when I was describing the trees, the flowers, and the breeze) and his dark memory.

  • I’m not getting anyone’s manuscript. I would love to read some other student’s assignments

  • Thanks, Fernanda. I will try that.

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    Learning a lot.

  • Jackie, thanks for your notes. Very good observation when you said that it looks like Manu’s father was talking for himself about the weight from the pain. I think I will change it for: ‘ The pain from the cut must have felt like a heavyweight....’
    I hope that will fix it. Everything you said was very valuable to my text.

  • Louise, thank you for your review. You are right, spacing the content it’s important. I did it in my original script, but when I pasted in the assignment box, it changed completely. The idea was that Manu was remembering when he killed his father while sitting and resting in his porch. I will review it to make it more clear.
    Thanks again!

  • I didn’t even know this condition exist. Why are we focusing on this? Are there many cases of Prosopagnosia?


  • Brad Pitt? He recognized Angelina Jolie no problem!

  • Knowing all of this, how the justice system still uses eyewitness as the most important evidence in any cases?
    How do we forgive ourselfs, as a society, from all the wrong convictions? It looks like we all see different things out of a situation.

  • OMG! Why do we still use eye witness? Looks like you can’t trust anyone’s memory. Perception is very different for each person.

  • I got two. Not easy.

  • LOL! I love this conversation.

  • I have a hard time describing a face, but I can see it in my mind, and most likely I won’t forget that. Maybe, it would be better for me to look at a line of people, rather than describing them with words.

  • It’s hard to describe a face. Like the article said, we have a limited amount of words to describe human beings. One adjective can be describing millions of people.
    Also, I think, there is a cultural influence. What looks like separate, wide apart eyes, could look natural and balance to another person.

  • That means a lot in many ways!

  • I realized that when I pasted the text, the formatting changed. I don’t know why that happened, but I did everything as per the guidelines.

  • I’m ready for any criticism, I can’t read my story again.

  • It’s really hard to edit or analyze something I wrote. I get saturated by it and I can’t think anymore. I need another set of eyes.

  • I have only edited once. It’s hard to read the same thing too many times, after a while I feel I can’t see any difference and I can’t edit

  • Then, don’t do it

  • Sign language

  • DI Bullet is all wrong

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    Thank you so much! Great class, a lot of info. Thanks everyone for your comments. I have learned from all of you too.

  • I get that

  • Find a birthday and research that horoscope, its fun to create characters!
    Like, April 4, 1969. Google the date, and you can use that info to make a new person for your story.

  • My character Manu, is being a challenge to me. Like I mentioned a week earlier, he lives by himself, and doesn’t know much about the world. I was thinking, what if he is a serial killer?,the first person he kill was his father because he was abusing his mom and him?.
    “His dad used to make potato liquor in the shed attached to his house. He remembered being a...

  • Is it possible that Portus was a military base?
    Also, why is it call the Imperial Palace?

  • Maybe, the goods that got to Portus was not only for the people of Rome, but also to feed their legions going to war. That’s why is so big and complex.

  • I understand your thoughts are racing. What would be the most dramatic outcome?Maybe, he ends up alone? Like you said, a million possibilities. Whatever he does, I can’t wait to know. What goes on the mind of a man when they do that? What is their thinking process? Do they think is wrong while doing it, or the feelings of guilty comes later in life? Is it...