Do You Know What Day It Is?

What day is it? It’s a simple enough question at first glance, but the second you actually look into the history of it, you realize just how hard the answer can really be. The present dates on our calendar were carefully calculated by studious monks in quiet monasteries, all through the Dark Ages and up […]

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Magic and Science

History is a wildly interesting subject to me. Personally, I am fascinated by subjectivity and perception, so an interest in History is a natch. History is constantly warped by viewing it through the subjective lens of the present. An example: C.S. Lewis pointed out that the popular conception of Science and Witchcraft in history has […]

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How Puns Can Save a Language

The early scientists were nothing more than alchemists, mixing bottles of fluids together randomly hoping to acquire the desired effect. While they were rarely successful, they often created something a bit useful. (For instance: Modern Science.) The idea of alchemy, the constant play of substances paired and mixed with each other, the eternal experimentation, has […]

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Chesterton and Oblivion

Someone once said that all writing is an attempt to achieve immortality. The authenticity of this statement is up for debate. However, if it is true, then there are a hundred thousand sad tales of authors hoping to gain entrance to the pearly gates only to be denied. Writers are born every year and have […]

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Tell Me A Story

Words are shot at us like bullets all day long. “Good morning.” “Glad to see you.” “Where’s that spreadsheet?” “Would you like coffee?” Some things that we are told are nothing but a crock. Lies, is another word. “The check is in the mail.” “I love your hair.” “I think you’ve you lost weight.” But […]

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