The Value of Linguistic Fossils

The English language is a strange one, for sure, thanks to the Isles’ long history of war and conquest. Each wave of conquerors left its mark on the language, from the Romans to the Vikings and Normans. Antiquated rules can cast long shadows, as seen even today...

Steven Pruitt, Unsung Wikipedia Hero

Steven Pruitt reminds me of an archetypal superhero: mild-mannered federal contractor for information management with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the mornings. WikiGnome — a wiki user who makes useful incremental edits without clamoring for attention...

Children’s Books: Ideology and Morals

Children’s books are the main bulk of my reading nowadays. We’ve got literally hundreds of them and read Mary Natalie at least a couple each day. And I confess I love everything about this; from the beautiful illustrations to the irreverent rhymes:...

Tse’ Hone: A Story-Telling Rock

Writing comes in many forms. I have written in the past about the 13th century student’s notes found in Novgorod scribbled on birch-bark or the Roman writing tablet found in England. An unusual kind of a newspaper is reported by the Vintage News. The “Rock...

A History of Prague

Prague is my favorite city in the world. When we visited with Electra, I had taken a whole bunch of photos but didn’t really know what to do with them. So, this guest post by Jeff Townes about the history of Prague gives me the perfect opportunity to do so! Jeff...

A 1911 Zoomer: To Saturn and Back

Unless you’re a new visitor to my blog, you’ll have heard that my latest book, A Heaven For Toasters, is now live. Set in the near future, A Heaven for Toasters is more than a sci-fi crime romance. It’s the book that will make you look at your...

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...