After some years of contributing articles and posts to other people's sites I've decided it's time to set up on my own. I haven't had any rows with anybody or anything like that. It's just that I've reached internet adulthood and I need a place I can call my own. A big thank you goes to Irene Hahn at Roman History Books and More and N. S. Gill at About Ancient/Classical History, who provided shelter for some of my earlier efforts written under the pen name Bingley Austen.
At school I was often accused of having a (depending on who was talking) magpie, butterfly, or grasshopper mind. A tangent is the natural route for my mind to travel. There is always going to be someone out there with a much more profound knowledge of any subject than I can hope to attain to. But, I do like rummaging about on Google, and that's what you're mainly going to get here -- the results of some of the rummages inspired by my reading.
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