Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

I have a few submissions as a backlog, but would surely appreciate more. Send in your photos! Today’s contribution is from regular Mark Sturtevant, who’s never let me down.  His captions and IDs are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them. Mark also notes that if you want to see more… Readers’ […]

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

A Story of Castor, the Refreshingly Quiet and Surprisingly Competent Politician of Ancient Rome

The people of ancient Rome knew of a tragic hero Drusus (Drusus the Elder), the younger brother of Tiberius who died in a campaign. But there was another, younger and lesser known, Drusus in Tiberius’ family. He was Nero Claudius Drusus (Drusus the Younger, nicknamed Castor), the only son of Tiberius. The elder Drusus may have been a hero, but Castor seemed to be mostly overlooked first by his own family, as well as future historians.

A Story of Castor, the Refreshingly Quiet and Surprisingly Competent Politician of Ancient Rome

30th June (’22): International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Tunguska event in 1908, when an asteroid leveled about 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi) of forest in Siberia. The United Nations has proclaimed it be observed globally on June 30 every year in […]

30th June (’22): International Asteroid Day

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians; the battle of Tettenhall 910AD; and other West Mercian studies

A message from Collaboratory member: David Horowitz: A short note to introduce the second, greatly enlarged and expanded, edition of a book first published in 2011 to mark the eleventh-hundred anniversary of the battle of Tettenhall. That battle, between a Northumbrian raiding army and a joint Mercian and West Saxon army, was a do-or-die conflict […]

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians; the battle of Tettenhall 910AD; and other West Mercian studies

Isis in Tel Ashkelon

I was out of town last weekend, so sorry, no post. But here’s a bit of news to tide us over until next weekend. Some marble images—including one of Our Lady, Isis—have recently be placed in a National Park in Israel…and have been displayed in a very clever way. I think Isis-Tyche is the second […]

Isis in Tel Ashkelon

It’s A Writer’s Life – Opinion

Writing made easy – if you don’t mind the bumps! The wit, wisdom, joy and frustration of a writer’s life summed up in limericks… To write is a struggle they opineAnd if that’s how they do it, that’s fineBut that’s not my wayAs I write every dayWhen under the auspice of wine. Jane Jago

It’s A Writer’s Life – Opinion

The Magic of the Labyrinth by Janet Maika’i Rudolph

Labyrinths are magical. I’ve always been drawn to them. About two years ago, a local Episcopalian Church rebuilt their beautiful outdoor labyrinth and opened it to the public. In concert with them, I have been delighted and honored to offer guided walks there. Doing these walks, both in leading them and in walking myself, have […]

The Magic of the Labyrinth by Janet Maika’i Rudolph

Echoing Hooves: another book about medieval equines

After three years of work, I and my colleague Timothy Dawson are proud to present another volume of studies about medieval equines, Echoing Hooves: Studies on Horses and Their Effects on Medieval Societies, coming out on 21 July 2022 in the Explorations in Medieval Culture series published by Brill. This time, we are looking at […]

Echoing Hooves: another book about medieval equines