This post appeared on a blog now long gone, when I was first touring for the release of Bannockburn Binding. As time travel romances are creeping back into my production schedule, I thought I'd add it here. -- t. The Battle of Falkirk, reinterpreted for a modern audience. Ignore the kilts--they weren't wearing them then!
844 years ago today, in 1174, Baldwin IV became King of Jerusalem. He was only thirteen years old and a regent, the Count of Tripoli, controlled the kingdom for two years before Baldwin reached his majority. Not only did Baldwin have to control a sprawling kingdom, but it was--even in the 12th century--one of the
Original image by Isaiah Rustad Another post in the continuing series on things we don't have to do anymore. These days, pickling vegetables and making jam is either a quaint past time mostly within the province of women, or it is a survival skill developed by preppers for when the shit hits
Are you celebrating today? What's your big July 4th tradition? Tell me in comments -- I'd love to know.
It's a murky picture, because the men in the photo are actually throwing their spears at the picture-taker...and they're not actors. This is North Sentinal Island, a remote island in the Bay of Bengal off India. The residents of the island live a completely isolated hunter-gatherer lifestyle and have done so for what an
David Law Well, it is in the northern hemisphere. Those down under are flirting with the powers of the winter solstice (don't touch the standing stones!! :) ) Got whip-lash yet? For me, it was January only two seconds ago and now it's the summer solstice. The summer and winter solstice celebrations go
June is Great Outdoors Month in the USA, which is a great idea. Everyone tends to head out in June, as soon as the warmer weather kicks in. Even mole-like people like me appreciate being able to open windows, breathe fresh air and still be warm. I've written many stories that were set mostly
Donnie Rosie Today is Armed Forces Day. Canada's Armed Forces Day isn't a public holiday, although there are parades and fly-bys where there are military bases. There is not a lot of commonly-known history about the Canadian military, and as a new Canadian, I'm still catching up on it. There is waaay more
Many readers like reading science fiction because of the mind-warping sense of scale that future-set stories can create. You can put a SF book down and feel very humble about the world, and also quite hopeful for the future. But here's a real life, contemporary times scale-warping experience: Consider the original apple tree that
Simon Hattinga Verschure I don't listen to podcasts very often, primarily because I'm so busy concentrating on (usually) writing and producing books, that I just can't spare the time to sit and do nothing with my hands while listening to people talk. If I was doing a lot of repetitive activities that didn't