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Day 436

Tonight I was chatting with a buddy of mine about how long it’s been since I “retired.” Of course, I’ve got a spreadsheet that counts the days for me solely for the purpose of being able to quickly label these ever-so-sporadic posts of acclimation to a purposeless life at 44 years old. 1,145 more words


August 19: The End of the First (and Greatest) Roman Emperor

Today, in the year 14 C.E., Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, died.  His rise to the imperial throne was an unlikely one.  Julius Caesar, Roman politician, general, and ultimately, dictator, was his great-uncle — not exactly the closest of relatives. 752 more words


Augustus Doll

This, but a paper doll. (And also less pixelation.)

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15 August: “Feriae Augusti”

Today is Ferragosto in Italy: it is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August, coinciding with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary.
The modern Italian name of the holiday comes directly from the Latin name: … 193 more words

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Book of the Month: August 2017

Augustus by John Williams

If you have interest in history, you will love this book. Fitting for the month of August, as well.

Greg Farmer

Day 424 (Whoo... that hurt.)

Twelve days ago on Tuesday, July 25th, I started to have an uncomforable feeling in my abdomen. I thought it was just gas. The next day I went kayaking for a few hours. 673 more words