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The Coolest Thing I’ll Get in the Mail This Week

Nearly 2000 years old. It’s worth less than it would be if you could have earned compound interest over all those years, but it’s still pretty cool. I’m trying to buy coins featuring the Julio-Claudian Emperors. This is the second … Continue reading

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A Week in Rome (featuring the kind of random writing I haven’t done in forever)

So, I spent a week in Rome. I came back and had some news to share when I got back in town. So… what was it like? This post aims to answer that very question using some of the many … Continue reading

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Books 2010 #3 The Arabs: A History

Well written, well researched and covering a poorly understood, but vitally important culture The Arabs: A History should be required reading for pretty much everyone. Three or four events that I knew well from European history are covered and that’s … Continue reading

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Some Old World War 2 Photos I Scanned

These are from a family album. My grandfather served in the Pacific during the war. I think they’re pretty cool, so here they are, on the internet for all to see.

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Very cool list to just browse through…

I find myself stopping a lot and saying “this has to be on the list” and then seeing something else I feel just as strongly about on the next click… Nominees for New Seven Wonders washingtonpost.com

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