Roman Originals

17 Feb 19
100,000 Grains of Sand

Sunday 17th February 2019 – Rome Blue sky welcomed me as I stepped out of the Metro at Conca d’Oro and shortly after I was picked up by International House, super fan and very wonderful host, Adriano Romano. First stop, obviously, was coffee, which had to be accompanied by a not very slimming but utterly […]

17 Feb 19
WE THE ECOUMENISTS exontes zilon FOR AN OECOUMENIC POLIS

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 4/02/18) CHRONOLOGICAL RELATION BETWEEN SIKYON AND TITANE This observation brings me to the last point that I want to raise, namely the relationship between the rise of the Sikyonian state and the foundation of the sanctuary at Titane. I noted at the outset the paucity of published archaeological data from Sikyon; this […]

17 Feb 19
Lynn's Shakespeare Reading Group

16.2.19 Ten of us met to continue reading Act 2 of Titus Andronicus, and I began the meeting by trying to prepare the way for what we were about to encounter by explaining that the classical education of medieval and early modern boys and youths included learning Latin and associated rhetoric from classical texts that […]

17 Feb 19
You Must Get Them All

“I feel guilty for spawning The Sugarcubes and Björk” Details: Recorded:  Regal Cinema, Hitchin, December 1981 (Hip Priest and Iceland in Reykjavik, September 1981) Released: 8 March 1982 Mark E Smith – vocals, tapes, guitar Marc Riley – guitar, keyboards Craig Scanlon – guitar, vocals, keyboards Steve Hanley – bass, vocals Paul Hanley – drums, […]

17 Feb 19
Rose Lice

By Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post “This is a great activity for date night,” a young employee at the Soap Factory in Provo informed me when I walked in as a party of one. I looked around the room and saw many couples making their own soap (for their future His and Her sinks?). Then I noticed […]

17 Feb 19
Dan Yingst

Prior entries: 2015, 2016, 2017 An annual tradition. This year, I continuously told myself that I wouldn’t buy new books until I’d dramatically reduced my to-read list. I half-listened, getting the list to under a hundred for the first time in living memory. It (coupled with me figuring out how to check out books digitally […]

17 Feb 19
Balabanova All Over

[NYC, Nov 3, 2018] After an amazing Friday visiting the One World Trade Center and a delicious dinner at Daniel, our Saturday was much more chill. I still didn’t know what B had in store for the evening, but we had the day free and he let me choose what I wanted to do. But […]

17 Feb 19
Soli Deo Gloria

Here’s a picture of 12 year old Phil playing basketball:   Do you know what he’s thinking about? “I can’t wait till I’m older and dedicate my life to this game. I love it!” Fast forward 2 years… Here is 14 year old Phil: You see that smile? He’s thinking to himself… “Wow, this is […]

17 Feb 19
My Beautiful Istanbul

The Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul, more commonly referred to as the Spice Bazaar in English, went through a long period of renovation until it was finally completed last October. Apart from being an important point of attraction for tourists, this old bazaar is also where Istanbulites are sure to find the rarest spices and other […]

17 Feb 19
Retrospect Journal

Written by: Lisa Doyle Sexual relations between men are amongst the most remarked upon features of ancient Greek society. It is indeed prevalent in the various sources we have for this period, including literary and visual. Although much of the scholarship and research on this subject uses the term ‘homosexuality’ to describe these relationships, this […]

17 Feb 19
Explorator

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week(as always hoping I have left no one out). ================================================================ EARLY […]

17 Feb 19
Aiden kelly

So in episode 21 of Season 3 of That’s 70s show Bob looks at the Deeds of his house and notices that the property line on the Deeds doesn’t match the factual property line. For this reason he believes he owns part of his neighbour Red Forman’s garage. This got me thinking about adverse possession […]

17 Feb 19
A Box Of Chocolates

If all goes well, our daughter will have a child of her own this year. This has led to anxiety dreams for Sarada and me, and it would generally make sense and probably be appealing for me to talk about the whole thing in a personal way, but as you may be aware, my middle […]

17 Feb 19
Kidsguide Magazine

Through April 21: Pompeii: Over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash after the catastrophic eruption.

17 Feb 19
Murder Books

I’ve been thinking about change recently. It’s been a big week for change here at MurderBooks. We’re happy to welcome new bloggers, Micki Browning, Isabella Maldonado and Lissa Marie Redmond onto our small island of real-world criminal law experience. We look forward to reading their thoughts in upcoming posts and benefiting from their authentic and […]