Women’s Work

Women's Work
Threads I span These I weave Then I cut   No one has any idea when weaving started. Perhaps it originated long before we were even human. Chimpanzees loosely weave branches and leaves into sleeping platforms in the trees. It is likely proto-humans wove baskets, not only to carry goods but also to fish. A ...

Hic Jacet Arthur 14

Hic Jacet Arthur
In 1190 a major fire destroyed a large part of Glastonbury Abbey. During the restoration, monks claimed to have discovered King Arthur’s grave in the Abbey grounds. In the grave were the bones of a giant man, some smaller bones, and a fragment of golden hair. There was also a lead cross with an inscription ...

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas 20

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
  What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason. How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel. In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, man delights me not. No, ...

Where do you go to (now) my lovely? 15

Where do you go to (now) my lovely?
  Thanks to Kevin Morris of New Author Online for excellent his post ‘It’s my blog and I’ll swear if I like’. And Chris The Story Reading Ape for reblogging Kevin. Together they got me off my sorry slothful behind to put virtual pen to virtual paper. Something I’ve been meaning to do since watching ...

Testimonium Flavianum 13

Testimonium Flavianum
  This is a companion piece to The Gospel Truth on Sally Cronin’s Titus Flavius Josephus, as he obsequiously called himself after switching from Galilean rebel to Roman sycophant, was a Jewish historian who lived shortly after the time of Christ to about 100 AD. He gives a valuable eye-witness account of this crucial historical ...
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