Monday, March 8, 2021
The Flying Yachts of the America's Cup
The 2021 America's Cup is being held in New Zealand. The "boats" this year are a new class called AC75: monohulled, with soft ...
Dothraki Hordes vs. Actual Hordes, or, Human Societies as Multi-Species Communities
Mongolian archer on a steppes pony, 189 5 One of my favorite bloggers, Unmitigated Pedantry , has put up a multi-post series on the way the...
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Meanwhile in Catonsville
So, the cat. You have to imagine him scrabbling at the window, his little claws scratching across the glass, yowling the whole time. Not sur...
Saturday, March 6, 2021
The Sorceress of Fyrkat
Fyrkat Grave 4 by Thorhallur Thrainsson Those of us interested in past beliefs about magic do a lot of hoping and wishing. Like, it's tr...
Friday, March 5, 2021
Links 5 March 2021
Stone bowl with lion's head, Syria, 900-700 BC. Now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art The Dragon Witches of Renaissance Germany: ...
Thursday, March 4, 2021
John Singer Sargent's Charcoal Portraits
In 1907 John Singer Sargent announced that he was through painting portraits in oils. After all he was already rich beyond reason and saw no...
Germany's Crazy Monarchists
At Bloomberg, the sad and crazy story of Germany's self-proclaimed king: Presented with a recorder, Peter talks and talks. He talks abo...
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Today's Place to Daydream about: Merida
I've been in a Roman mood, so today my thoughts take me to Emerita Augusta, known to moderns as Mérida, Spain. Today Mérida is a modest ...
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