Prehistoric Britain Rituals

This is a guest post by Nicole Lewis, a freelance writer and professional blogger. Nicole is interested in academic research and writing. Rituals in Prehistoric Britain People have always wondered how their ancestors lived. With each passing day, new archeological...

Happy May Day

This year, spring has come early to Greece (sorry, Canada). So, I’ve decided to celebrate May Day the Greek way–with a nice wreath of flowers. If you’re more interested in the International Workers’ Day of May and the Haymarket Affair, you can read...

25 Idioms from the World of Logging

A while ago, I had written a post with 45 idioms from the world of boxing. As JSTOR Daily reports, in 1942, writer Elrick B. Davis collected a glossary of terms tied to the old logging tradition. At the time he was writing, the lumber industry had begun to see...

Money Matters: A Brief History Of Currency

E.L. Skip Knox recently published a great post on one of my favorite resources, Mythic Scribes, titled, History for Fantasy Writers: Money. Knox is the creator of the fantasy world called Altearth, a place where magic is real, monsters roam the land, and the Roman...

Happy Easter, The Greek Orthodox Way

Happy Easter, everyone! Orthodox Easter is next week, mind you, but I thought it made more sense for me to post this today. I know that, for most of you, Easter is about bunnies dropping chocolate eggs all over gardens (not to be confused with another, less sanitary...

Army Logistics: Food Rations

I recently discovered Sara’s blog, Rough Diplomacy. Sara is a veteran of Active Duty Air Force and Navy Reserves, plus a Bioinformatics graduate, and her blog reflects her diverse interests. More than anything, however, it highlights how passionate she is about...

What Causes A Foreign Accent?

As those of you who have watched my interviews know, I have a strange accent. Definitely not Greek, it’s been mistaken for British (by my American friends) and Dutch (by my British ones). Even worse, I seem to unconsciously pick up the accent of the person...

The Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts

I have Anika Burgess and Vittoria Traverso of Atlas Obscura to thank for the beautiful images you can enjoy below and for the fascinating tale of the Luneborch manuscript; a long-lost 15-century prayer book that had been missing for some 40 years. The...