Project Argus →
I’ve made a blog: An online source dedicated to Carl Sagan’s novel, and film adaptation, “Contact.” It is, as my sister says, for the 60 people out there who love Contact as much as I do. Spread the word.
Just because I am a history nerd, I particularly enjoy these jokes— Know that I am a fan of the very silly ones. Q. What do Alexander the Great and Kermit the Frog have in common? A. The same middle name. Q. What happened at the Boston Tea Party? A. I don’t know, I wasn’t invited! Q. What’s the fruitiest subject in school? A. History, because it’s full of dates! ...
Shaved Legs and Cycling — Ask Chewbacca →
“Chewbacca has been a bike messenger, competitive cyclist, bicycle tourist and occasional co-pilot for Han Solo…”
Free History Books
A local high school had a book give-away, which my dear sister attended. She snagged a fabulous number of texts on American and Classical History for our collection. A few titles are: The Roman Republic, Isaac Asimov Lives of Famous Romans, Olivia Coolidge The Roman Legions, HMD Parker The Civilization of Greece, Francois Chamoux The Greeks, Hugh Lloyd-Jones A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and...
Eloquent: having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech; movingly expressive. Carl Sagan is so damn eloquent. Currently, I’m reading “Cosmos,” and at some points, when reading over all his historical and astronomical information, I’ll just stop and marvel at how he conveys it all. It hardly compares to the bullet-pointed lectures of Astronomy...
Death be not proud
“Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee doe goe, Rest of their bones, and soules...
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in... →
Classical Salutations & Closings →
For writing epistulae.