Tontine. From Lorenzo Tonti, a late 1600s Italian banker in Paris who invented it; a financial arrangement Continue reading
Sometimes if you’re tired or under the weather, your brain comes up with ideas you really don’t have the time or motivation to write. Or at least not to invest the research you’d need Continue reading
First, the facts as we know them.
On September 16, 2020 Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc., failed to secure no less than 22 out of 55 barges Continue reading
Biggest. Research paper. Ever.
Currently about 2/3 of the way through the third draft of putting together and Continue reading
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation, by Misaki, art by Momochi and Sando. 5 for 5 stars; very slice-of-life isekai with a light touch on character interaction.
This manga takes an interesting twist on the isekai genre. Continue reading
I was aiming for purple mist. Did not get it.
This is all small-scale stuff; I’d rather not be out on the roads to take pics of the big stuff. But yeah, the backyard shows some of what Sally left.
How do your characters get from point A to point B?
In part this will depend on time period; Continue reading
5 out of 5 stars. This is 128 pages of fact, history, speculation, multiple worldbuilding scenarios, and bibliography. Yes, a reasonably extensive bibliography in a game supplement. Continue reading
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Eric H. Cline. 4.5 out of 5 stars; an interesting overview of the end of the Late Bronze Age. Almost worth it just for the social network diagrams created from the Amarna Letters Continue reading