Going home

Social media is a time-consuming, life-sucking vortex of blah. From my limited and bent perspective, Facebook is used by authors primarily for promotion. Buy my book! Vote for me in this next contest! I’ve written the best thing since Homer! Yeah. Pretty much. I’ll use FB for promotional purposes when I have something new to promote, but…

History destroyed

Map of Roman Syria NY Times article on the destruction of archaeological sites and monuments in Syria and northern Iraq. Even though this has happened countless times throughout history, it is always heartbreaking. The remains of Dura Europus.

Sharpen your trowels

If there is one thing archaeologists like to do more than dig, it is debate, often fiercely. And no one debates with more passion than the Greeks. The tomb at Amphipolis is now under re-evaluation. Oh, yeah!  “Katerina Peristeri, the chief archaeologist of Amphipolis, has not presented any evidence that the tomb belongs to the…

Just read more

An interesting post from author Hans Hirshi: http://blog.hirschi.se/2014/09/the-never-ending-mm-vs-literature-debate.html I have thoughts on this topic. But for now, I think that I’ll just write whatever the hell it is that I write. 🙂

The Home Office

Yes, I finally have one of my own. The walls of the tiny bedroom that once belonged to my sprouts is now mine; the walls are painted, the floors cleaned, the new light fixture hung. The gorgeous posh rug I bought doesn’t fit (too big) and the furniture hasn’t arrived yet, but I have one.…

Fictional vs. real life archaeological discoveries

Charlie Hughes from Dominus back when you was a young grad student (sketch by Fiona Fu) So, the archaeological mystery in Dominus begins with a medieval well, a collapsed wall, and unburied skeletons discovered at an ancient Roman villa site located just outside of Rome. But damn, real life is stranger (and better) than fiction. The…