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Age of Henry VIII

The Age of Henry VIII has some great material to work with – Henry VIII was a force of nature who shook up England and Western Europe. 253 more words

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The Era of the Crusades

The Era of the Crusades is another great course by my fave Professor Kenneth W. Harl – Jesus this guy knows his stuff – a little more accurate than what is portrayed in the dreadful Chris de Burgh song  282 more words

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The Vikings

Not The Vikings TV series, which is superb, this is a review of The Vikings Course part of  The Teaching Company Great Courses series.

Whilst I’m a great fan of reading quality books, blogs and articles which are thought-provoking rather than jut social media click-bait, finding the time to read is not always easy. 210 more words

The Great Courses

Myth & Human History

I spend a lot of time listening to Audible.  About four hours every weekday, more if I really like the book.  I listen to the New York Times in the morning, and fiction all the rest of the day.   465 more words

What I Do


In barbershops & salons people still talk to strangers & this is where I met Virginia & Laura. It was immediately obvious they enjoyed life & had been for a long time. 738 more words

Photography Inspiration

Riot at Ephesus and A Riot at Pompeii

There is a little known wall painting from a house at Pompeii (destroyed by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in A.D. 79) that depicts a riot in and around the amphitheater at Pompeii in A.D. 551 more words

Daily Life

Five on Friday 10

  1. The Spectacular Second Empire 1852-1870 – If I were still in Paris, I would totally go to this exhibit at the musée d’Orsay. The Second Empire marks the reign on Napoleon III, a time of wealth and ostentation, but also tremendous social unrest.

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