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Blogs I Follow
I recently stopped in at a local gas station/convenience store to look for a local area map that will help me think about where to buy my next house. The woman next to me in line immediately asked where I … Continue reading
On Friday, I finished the first draft of my first international thriller novel. It’s always an exciting moment to finish a project, especially one that you’ve been planning for a long time. One of the things that readers often ask … Continue reading
As you may know, my most popular blog entry (still) is the one entitled Bilbo Baggins’ Bathrobe: A Example of Poor World-building. Every month or two, someone new discovers this post and feels they must take me to task for … Continue reading
Some years ago, I did a research project on medieval bookbinding, complete with making my own (rather clumsy) examples. At a street fair in Providence, I found this amazing book offered by a graduate of the Rhode Island School of … Continue reading
Last week was an interesting one in the realm of satirical literature. It brought us word of the sad passing of a modern master, Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld novels, and also of the re-discovery of the grave of … Continue reading
Writing fiction has lately become a bit of a minefield where, if you write about another culture, you risk charges of appropriation, and if you fail to include representatives of other cultures, then you are exclusionary. I have always operated … Continue reading
I often read unpublished manuscripts, either because I am paid to critique or edit them, or because I am trading beta-reading with author friends. Recently, I’ve read several manuscripts with a common flaw: a secondary character who knows almost everything, … Continue reading
Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts
Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Movie reviews for people who don't have time for movie reviews
medical humanities + social justice
A writer, a dentist, a pianist, the sole survivor of Hiroshima, the true architecture of the Trojan horse and the academic adviser for Harry Potter :)
Exploring Early Medieval Landscapes
An amateur's blog about Medieval history, books, etc.
Medical historian, Writer and Television Presenter.