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There’s been a new drive ignited in me recently. I can blame this entirely on my longstanding interest into the Crusades. As I’ve mentioned, I have become fully invested in the History of the Crusades* podcast. It not only follows a linear timeline but interjects occasionally with episodes coinciding, such as the individual rulers, kings and queens, Egyptians, Mongols, Latin Christendom, The Knights Templar, etc… Through the search bar option in my podcast app, I’ve been able to track down other podcasts with overlapping themes (e.g. The History of Byzantium) or just download a specific episode (e.g. A Knight’s Tale via The History of England podcast) It is a prolific rabbit hole either way. I mention this because it’s exciting; … Read More

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Books of February

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This past month was a much more relaxing month of reads than January. There’s Paris through the experience of David Lebovitz; more surrealism with Murakami; futurism with The Martian; a very detailed and heart wrenching Native American experience; and a history podcast (new to me) on old world Hollywood, etc… All in all, mostly unheavy. The cold and weight of the weather was enough to soldier through. I needed a bit of simplicity and escape. Books of February

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Books of January

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In which I reached peak news fatigue. Greatly looking forward to a month of relaxing literary pursuits. Books of January 2018 Ok, I am due some junk food reads… My brain is exhausted with all the non-fiction, plus the emotional toll some of it can take. More is certainly not better in most cases. One certainly can’t sip out of a gushing fire hydrant. In doing that digging deeper I mentioned earlier, I question my motivations sometimes. I’ve been wondering why I feel so invested in certain topics and research? Generally, I’m not being paid to; I’m not getting a degree in the topic; nor am I needing to be formidable in a debate. Hmm… I’ve been really feeling this (desk … Read More

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