Daily Archives: September 15, 2016

Wanted: An Office Exorcist

In the introduction to J.K. Rowling’s amusing short book Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, pseudonymously ascribed to one Newt Scamander, there is an intriguing footnote on page xxiii that discusses that the Centaur Liaison Office is an inside … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Fault Line

The Fault Line:  Traveling The Other Europe From Finland To Ukraine, by Paolo Rumiz Reading this book as part of my contextual reading for my upcoming trip to Estonia [1], I was struck by the elegance of this author’s prose … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, International Relations | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Book Review: 1066: The Hidden History In The Bayeux Tapestry

1066:  The Hidden History In The Bayeux Tapestry, by Andrew Bridgeford This is the sort of book that is perfectly made for a reader like myself.  On one level this book is a stellar piece of art history [1] examining … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, History, International Relations, Military History | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments