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So, today is Friday the Thirteenth, a day which apparently over 21 million Americans still fear. There are numerous explanations for this concern about the date (I actually wrote a paper about this back in junior high, when I was … Continue reading
One of the niftiest things I saw in Germany while I was doing research for Elisha Mancer were the Kranen of Trier–the medieval cranes used to unload boats on the nearby Mosel River. I was fascinated by these curious round … Continue reading
Continuing my inadvertent series about surprising cultural connections (and my ruminations on the fact that history so often repeats itself), I recently came across this article in the New York Times about the clampdown on public practice of Judaism in … Continue reading
A few of my recent posts have focused on settings I visited and researched for my work–definitely one of the perks! But it may seem as if I am a bit obsessive about my settings. That’s because setting is one … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned Aachen in a couple of recent blog posts, and I figure it’s time this beautiful city got its own entry although, alas, it will not appear in my book. I had the opportunity to visit a couple of … Continue reading