Check out this excellent post by Cheah Kit Sun, readers: Fantasy Without Fantasy Modernity has ruined fantasy. At one end of the scale, there is the slice-of-life tale, with ordinary people doing ordinary things, just with some counterfactual elements. At the other end, there is a setting that appears totally foreign to our reality–and yet … Continue reading Reposted: Keeping Fantasy Fantastic
Click the link to learn more, readers: 7 Sanctuaries linked by a straight line: The legendary Sword of St. Michael Gelsomino Del Guercio According to legend, the line represents the blow with which St. Michael sent the devil to hell. A mysterious imaginary line links seven monasteries, from Ireland to Israel. Is it just a … Continue reading The Blow of the Archangel
Check out this Popular Mechanics article on Project Blue Book, readers: 50 Years Ago, the Air Force Tried to Make UFOs Go Away. It Didn't Work. By MJ Banias Dec 17, 2019 Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Air Force announced the closing of its most famous UFO investigation program, Project Blue Book. While the government’s goal was … Continue reading The Little Blue Book
One might say they have, after a fashion. Still others may say that they never left. Though they are no longer a feature of the traditional barbershop, the classic four member singing group has not gone out of style completely. Below are four videos from two different barbershop quartets, the Newfangled Four and Lunch Break. … Continue reading Could Barbershop Quartets be Returning to Prominence?
If not, the article below has a pretty good description of the installment where a veteran of the United States’ Air Force was literally knocked off his feet by the appraiser’s good news. Though it is not unusual for visitors to the show to become flustered when they find out how much their item is … Continue reading Did You See This Episode of Antiques’ Roadshow?
Unless they are preternaturally gifted, most aspiring authors’ prose is less than stellar when they begin setting their stories down. This can be disheartening, and some writers throw in the towel after their first few attempts show no improvement. For those who persist, it can take time to identify which particular skills they need to … Continue reading 10 Exercises to Help Improve Your Writing Skills
Click the link to learn more: Viking Ring Found in Polish Stronghold is Actually Rare Christian Artifact Jan 17, 2020 Ian Harvey What was thought to be a Viking ring has turned out to be something else entirely. Even highly-trained professionals sometimes see what they expect to see, instead of what’s actually there, at least … Continue reading A Case of Mistaken Identity