Since the flu is spreading like wildfire, along with all sorts of other winter germies and I am fighting off some sort of illness, I decided to focus on the plague for this Medieval Monday segment. The Black Death rampaged across Europe during the 1300’s. For 5 years, the disease would kill over 20 million… Continue reading Medieval Mondays: Bless You!
Release Date: December 15, 2017 Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby Cannavale IMDB Synopsis: “Ferdinand, is a a giant bull with a big heart. he is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and torn from his home and family. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team for the… Continue reading Reel Life: Ferdinand & the Strength of Our Identity
How much can change in 365 days??? I know people always say that…. I honestly never believed it. My life just seemed so set in stone. My relationships (for good or for ill) were what they were. I couldn’t imagine doing life without any of my “we.” I had loyally planted my flag as a… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Broken Way to A Brave Life
Bet you didn’t know that Xerox (yes, the copier company) originated in the Medieval Period. Before you shout out, “No Way!”or tell me to check my sources…bear with me! Before the advent of the printing press, manuscripts were printed by hand by monks in monasteries. Texts were copied and illuminated in small cubicles or in… Continue reading Medieval Mondays: Xerox
I’m a History Major, and I was a museum worker for six years. Part of the complication with history is coming to terms with the unsavory bits. Every culture, every country, and every religion has them. They are the parts that we wish we could gloss over. They are the moments and the actions that… Continue reading Hate or History
I put the last box in the vehicle and hugged my growing girl tight, kissing the top of her head–a ritual developed over the last 6 months of caring for her. She stepped up into the passenger’s seat and rode away. I was left behind. It took only seconds for the emotions to hit me.… Continue reading Holy Heartbreak
Release Date: May 12, 2017 Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Jude Law. IMDB Synopsis: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or… Continue reading Reel Life: King Arthur & Making Sense of the Devil