In many cases, you can strip away the fictions surrounding a legendary figure, and discover the historical original. For example, there probably was a King Arthur. Troy was a real place, and the Trojan War a real event. Achilles, Odysseus and Agamemnon were probably real people. What about the Jesus of the Bible? Circumstantial evidence […]
SS. Gervasius and Protasius, Martyrs ST. AMBROSE calls these saints the protomartyrs of Milan. They seem to have suffered in the first persecution under Nero, or at latest under Domitian, and are said to have been the sons of SS. Vitalis and Valeria, 1 both martyrs, the first at Ravenna, the second at Milan. This […]
Merecemos el Apocalipsis y toda clase de torturas espantosas por toda la gente que gusta de Joni Mitchell. Recogido de un message board en internet: “It’s her voice, it’s enough to gag a maggot.” A continuación, algunos extractos de entrevistas. Joni Mitchell Still Hates Madonnna (And Bob Dylan) Mitchell was speaking to the LA Times […]
Italy is a magnet for lovers of food and wine, attracting around 17 million visitors annually in search of the boot’s gastronomic delights, 90% of whom also arrive with wine tasting on their mind. Yet how many of these visitors end up in the south of the country? A paltry 7%, with Lazio, home to […]
For all the mistreated dog-sitters of the world. But most of all, this is for my Grandfather who taught me to believe in myself, and for my Grandmother, who gave me my sense of humor, and God-willing they’ll never read it (in its entirety at least) because As you’ll see, it’s also in some small […]
Nero Water Company chief executive Anerlisa Muigai is living large. The Keroche Breweries heiress a few days ago gifted herself with a Range Rover Velar which apparently used to be her dream car. She shared with her 800,000 Instagram followers a sneak peak of the luxurious vehicle estimated to cost between Sh5 and Sh7 million. […]
The Hold Steady announce a new album and share a new song.
Small Gods, Big Result also known as Full-Fledged Characters, Where Are You? I have a colleague, JM Williams, who is a great fan of Terry Pratchett. On his suggestion, I checked one of his novels out of the library, read five pages, and tossed it. Yech. A month or so later I mentioned the fact […]
A “Nero” is a near zero. We will do twenty mile into Troutville tomorrow and catch Mcaffee Knob. Will be an iconic day. We just needed some rest. This is where we went: And a closer look at yesterday: And a change up in the millipedes: And an old mill wheel. A good day.
Hello folks. For now this is going to be a Blog story, but you know if I finish it, which I hope to, at some point, it will likely be uploaded to AO3. In the meantime, look for new chapters for this fic on Wednesdays, until it’s conclusion. This is what I would have liked […]