No substantive post again today; work has been busy and I have had other commitments that kept me out of the house as well. I am starting a new history tutoring assignment tomorrow, so hopefully that will inspire something for Friday. Hopefully.
Apologies, all. I don’t mean to be so busy, but it can’t be helped.
Lots going on at the moment as the school year begins anew! My foreign students and private tutoring always start a couple of weeks after the beginning of the academic year, so while proper teachers are already at full tilt I’m just getting up to speed, but I have more courses this year, so there is a fair bit of preparation to be doing.
However, that doesn’t mean I’ve been neglecting other fronts completely. New book to review for Fortean Times arrived yesterday, and I am looking forward to getting to grips with it:
Also, I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but if you’re in Cambridge on 22nd October, why not come by ExiliCon 2016 and hear me giving my talk on archaeology in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. Updated! A little bit shorter! All that kind of thing!
As always, the podcast and the gaming blog are chugging along; we just had a history-heavy episode of the podcast, in which I compare the culture of Restoration England to disco space fish criminals.
My keyboard has been acting up, and I’ve been getting ready for an event this weekend, so I’m afraid things are going to be a little quiet for the rest of the week. I do have a post queued up for the gaming blog, and I will try to catch up over the weekend, but we’ll see how it all goes. Normal service will be restored shortly, either way!
Unless you’ve been asleep (which, in fairness, some people have), you’ll have noticed that a large and far-reaching historical change has just happened in my country. Quite apart from my views on the matter, which I’m always happy to discuss in person or on G+ or whatever, I think it’s an interesting lesson in the progress of history.
In case you’re wondering, I do not like the experience of history happening to me. It means staying up all night wondering what’s going to happen as a result of things that are at least mostly outside my control. I suppose it teaches you some empathy for the bad decisions people find themselves faced with — most of them much, much worse than the ones I’m still speculating about.
In almost completely unrelated news, I am going on holiday from tomorrow for a week, so posts on the blog will be sporadic if there are any. Normal service should be restored the week after next.
You’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been much activity on the blog this week. This is because I am simultaneously dealing with a huge project at work and apartment-hunting. It’s been a busy week and it looks to be another. However, I promise that normal service will be restored shortly. (Of course, getting the internet working the new place etc. etc. yadda yadda, but we’ll figure something out.)
Thanks for your patience and I hope I’ll have something more interesting for you to read shortly.
… and I have no real post content. Instead I’m going to ask a question. Would people like to see some historical movie reviews? I would mainly be focusing on things I can watch on Lovefilm or Netflix, but on the other hand those would be things that you could also watch and compare. I could do it as a regular feature: Movie Mondays or something.
If that sounds interesting, do you have any suggestions?