The Rest Day

Since time immemorial, and probably a bit before then, too, Sunday has been the rest day. A day for sitting around doing absolutely nothing. Unless you’re one of those who cannot manage their time correctly. If you are one of those, Sunday is a frantic day filled with preparing paperwork for Monday, possibly going shoppingContinue reading “The Rest Day”

Historiography and the Rise of Docudramas

The age of documentary is over. Docudrama is the new king. No longer is it acceptable for a tweed-wearing Classicist to wander the halls of famous houses and abbeys, to trek across battlesites, to sit in archives holding deteriorating binders of yellowing pages of fading ink. Simple facts are not sexy. To tell history isContinue reading “Historiography and the Rise of Docudramas”

Soup, Soup, the Magical Doup

If nothing else, I am a man of habit. Changes in my routine only come about when I am at wits end and must change something or risk becoming homeless. Even then I will resists until the bailiffs are drilling out the locks on my door. As such, my routine has been consistent for mostContinue reading “Soup, Soup, the Magical Doup”