Blasphemy, LARPing, mandatory vaccination
Back in the olden days, when Lord of the Rings was new, my brother introduced me to LARP — live action roleplay — which in his case meant Fools And Heroes, a swords-and-sorcery themed game with foam-rubber weapons and vampires dusted with flour. In Fools And Heroes, there is a pantheon of gods. My brother…
It is important to keep track of one’s mistakes — you can’t learn to be better if you don’t. Here is one of mine from 2016: “Trump and Clinton are both equally awful”. Ye gods, how I wish that was so. I saw each as just two more in the same mould as all other…
History, according to the British
If you’ve ever wondered why the UK acts the way it does, consider that my formal history lessons at school went like this: Boudica had a perfectly justified but ultimately futile fight with the Romans Saxons exist “William the Conqueror” came, saw, and conquered liberated and/or unified the country “The” Manga Carta Civil war War of…
Population of old (1900) American West: 4.277.402; Number of Red Dead Redemption 2 sales: >24 million.
The 1950s (ish) according to my mother
This list was created November 14th, 2015. In retrospect, mum was already starting to show early symptoms of Alzheimer’s even before this, but we only became sure of her condition in late 2016. Mum was born in ’43, in the UK town of Horsham, and this is what she remembered of her childhood years: “Poland”…