Well, not really, but this might as well be me… Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘history’ Category
Posted by Erik on January 21, 2010
Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted anything meaningful… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Erik on November 15, 2009
This is a remarkable recording – in about an hour, Charlie Roadman and friends give a reasonably comprehensive overview of the Peloponnesian War, with a decent soundtrack even. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Erik on July 11, 2008
Just got home from the fantastic new exhibit at the science museum, A Day in Pompeii; this is a core dump of my initial impressions. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Erik on December 20, 2007
So maybe I’m just a big nerd (OK, scratch the “maybe”… :) ) But I’m all excited about this: a free e-book of Tom Shippey’s Beowulf, a volume in Routledge’s “Critical Heritage” series. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Erik on December 13, 2007
There’s a very interesting article in a recent National Geographic about new technologies being used to investigate bog bodies – the ancient corpses found in peat bogs through much of Northern Europe.
Posted by Erik on December 7, 2007
1. Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. I don’t really have anything to say about it, but I believe it should not be forgotten. For all who died on that terrible day – RIP.
2. Yesterday Mitt Romney was forced to grovel before the Christian Right in order to have a chance to pass the GOP’s informal and highly unconstitutional litmus test for the Presidential nomination. ‘Nuff said.