Written by Jacob Cordtz She lived in a cottage at the end of a cul-de-sac, where forest crept into the edge of civilisation. A faded 39 marked a rusty letter box. Not that it mattered much anyway. No one ever visited her, except for the occasional mail man and Gordy, the teen aged boy with […]
Session on 12/13 with the cast: The Rogue Marklech, Forced Convert The Fighter Stanislav, Monster Hunter The Fighter Frederich, Treasure Hunter October 1, 1st Watch – Revisit the Mass Grave The players woke up and revisited the mass grave. They looked about the ruined camp and dug up the bodies. Under a torn tarp, they […]
In the southern hemisphere they have more and more sunlight this week. Here on the northern side of Equator we are going into our darkest hours…and it has nothing to do with politics, or even climate change. As we near the shortest day of our northern year there are still busy days…over a dozen juncos, […]
When I went to Bratislava, Slovakia, I had no idea what to expect from the food scene. Before going, I imagined hearty stews and lots of cabbage and potatoes- and I wasn’t wrong- but there is so much more to the Bratislava food scene! From traditional Slovak food to trendy cafes, Bratislava has an up-and-coming food scene with lots of old world character.
Jambo! meaning Hello! in Swahili. We are in Kenya. On the final morning of our 3-day safari to Masai Mara in southern Kenya, our Masai camp guard, Bill, let us know that during the night there was a hippo munching its way through our camp. We would have been happy to have been woken up […]
Is this the end of the beginning end?
A month ago I was in Chico, where the fire that burned down the entire town of Paradise filled the Sacramento valley with an acrid haze. The people who could not get into or did not want to stay in one of the shelters were just beginning to figure out how to cope with their […]
13.12.18. Birdlog. 2 Bewick’s Swan (ads) with the Whooper Swan herd on Lordship Marsh. Also of perhaps of interest a Brambling with c80 Chaffinch & 20 Goldfinch by Weaver Lane. Observer: Dan Haywood. 14.12.18. Birdlog. A day off and a couple of hours along the River Weaver and then the Manchester Ship Canal this morning. […]
Patch Summary I made 9 patch visits during November and recorded a total of 70 species of birds (exactly the same as October). I added two new birds towards my patch year total (now a record for me of 110) and both were full patch life ticks. Highlights were: Finding the first Lesser Spotted Woodpecker […]
Eating My Way Through Manhattan This time I am not hitting snooze. I accept it. I roll out of bed. I see my workout clothes on my chair. Slowly began to put on my Ultracor high Lux knockout print leggings. Lululemon black fitted tank top. The fresh smell of Golden Goose Francy Suede Sneakers. Off […]
How’d it go last week? QBs: Ryan Tannehill (14/19, 256 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 1 carry, 13 yards) – The Pats dominated the time of possession, so Tannehill didn’t have a ton of volume, but he made the most of it with a very efficient performance. Nick Mullens (20/33, 332 yards, 2 TDs, 1 […]
The air cuts through the branches of the tree starting a gentle rustling. I watch the mistletoe twist in the breeze above me. The oak leaves quiver. Despite the wind, the hill is hypnotically still. The farmland below seems to turn into a pastoral painting, but you can hear the occasional barnyard goose honking from […]
There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained for so […]
Editors’ Note: Today begins HistPhil‘s mini-forum on Rob Reich‘s much anticipated new book, Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better. The three HistPhil co-editors, Stan, Maribel, and Ben, will each offer their perspectives on Just Giving, followed by a response from Rob. The forum begins with a review from Stanley […]