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The Ties That Unbind

Over a week ago I had to go to the ER because of a medical issue.  (I’m okay, but I’ll talk more about that in the next blog post). 532 more words

Dark Ages

Building a Lego collection without getting broke or robbing a bank

If you are at least a bit like me, then there was a phase when you were a Lego-fan. And then came a phase when you weren’t, which is what we colloquially call our “dark ages”. 1,494 more words


Belisarius under the walls of Rome by AMELIANVS on DeviantArt.

Part of Justinian’s wars of Reconquest.

Italy about 575, Byzantine possessions in orange.

The great Italian historiographer Arnaldo Momigliano recounted that, when he wanted to understand Italian history, he caught a train and went to Ravenna. 2,634 more words


Fear of Death vs. Fear of Hell

In the 750s, Saint Lebwin needed to make a decision: stay in his native England and its familiarity or sail to a foreign land and preach to a possibly hostile audience. 148 more words

Middle Ages

Sutton Hoo display at the British Museum

Ship burial from Sutton Hoo redisplayed

The Sutton Hoo ship burial and the dark ages artefacts found there have fascinated many of us from first sight. 538 more words


Such A Creep, Revisited.

Before I begin, I just received a notification from WordPress that I’ve been a member for five years. I want to take a moment to thank the people of WordPress for offering a free, stable and well-designed platform to allow me to publicly promote my job search which has been running for longer than that. 371 more words

Looking For Work

Dark Ages Gaming Part 2

Second week for this game of Vikings trying to take a Saxon village during a Dark Ages game using figures from both Del and Rick’s collections. 849 more words

Miniature Figures