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42 Historical Objects, No. 42: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” a painting about climate change.

This is the final entry in my “42 Historical Objects” series. I thought long and hard about what to choose for the final article, and after much contemplation I picked this … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is wrong–as a matter of faith.

I don’t often comment on news or current events on this blog, though I have done so a few times. This blog is primarily about history, writing, and things that … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth Panorama: Beautiful sunset, Recife, Brazil.

There’s no history behind this post, no story, no hidden significance. I put this up here for the sheer beauty of the shot. This sunset painted the sky over Recife, … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Evilheart, “Selective Extermination.” [video]

Evilheart is a death/black metal band from Sinaloa, Mexico. As you’ll see from the above video they’re extremely brutal and punishing, and carry on a long tradition of brutal metal … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Death to the boring author website: long live the Revolution!

One year ago this weekend, something happened to this website. I doubt very many of you noticed it because I know for a fact that almost no one who is … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Earth Panorama: the Wacken Open Air Biergarten, Wacken, Germany.

As much as I love my husband, my home, my job and the place I live, sometimes I just want to hang out in the beer garden at Wacken. Tonight … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

My awesome horror weekend: the World Horror Convention & Bram Stoker Awards. [pics!]

This weekend I spent some time at the World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon, and attended the Bram Stoker Awards banquet last night. This was my first horror convention, my … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

A movie for book lovers: my review of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

I watch a lot of movies, but it’s a pretty rare event when I go to a theater to see one–so rare that it happens maybe twice a year. My … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dueling visions of the Jazz Age: “The Great Gatsby” movies, compared. (And the book too).

This is the seventh article in my 1920s Week series. The Great Gatsby, the iconic 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is arguably the greatest literary testament of the 1920s. … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing one’s mind: the lost art of being persuaded.

I get a little philosophical on Fridays–hey, it’s the Sabbath approaching–and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something that is not as valued as much in today’s society, at … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments
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