Monthly Archives: April 2015

Steph’s Party

I decided to go to Steph’s party, changing the maybe on Facebook to going.  Trawling through those going I noticed none of the ones I usually met at parties was.  I shaved, eschewing the fashion for beards, and my face … Continue reading

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Bowl of Contention

The origins of the bowl are lost in the mists of time.  Its first remembered appearance was as a shallow bowl a blackbird bathed in.  Whenever it disappeared, it was replaced.  One replacement was as a yellow, deep metallic bowl, … Continue reading

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Review of a Later Roman Empire 284-641 by Stephen Mitchell

Leo failed to avoid the collapse of the western empire when the large naval expedition to Carthage in 468 didn’t destroy the Vandals. Military capability depended on an administrative capacity to raise taxes, on a bureaucracy which demanded and received … Continue reading

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