I have no shame in admitting I’m a wee bit obsessed with anything medieval or Viking. I realize these two facets are rather different in what they contain regarding historical events and figures, but they’re two areas of history that get me going. I’ve watched just about every medieval/Viking television series and movie in existence, … More Are you familiar with Valhalla?
I often get the impression that Australia is a world of its own. They just seem to do shit their own way and refrain from allowing social norms and constructions to influence their way of life, and I think it’s rather admirable. One of my best friends is in vet school in Australia, and some … More Did you know this about Australia?
A couple of nights ago, Blaine and I somehow ended up conversing about dinosaurs. I cannot recall what exactly prompted this topic of conversation, but before we knew it, we were hitting up Google to figure out some of the different types, and further, what they were capable of. We are all relatively familiar with … More A moment of appreciation for the dinosaurs
If you read the title of this post and thought to yourself, ‘Who in the hell is Lagertha?‘ There is a strong probability you haven’t seen the television series Vikings. If this is the case, not to fret, although you really are missing out on a phenomenal series. Lagertha is a main character in Vikings … More A moment of appreciation for Lagertha
The past few days here in Canada have been rather bleak, and for good reason. News recently broke pertaining to the remains of 215 children that were discovered on site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, that were forcibly taken from their families and thrown together in a mass grave in an … More If you’re Canadian, you need to educate yourself on residential schools
Allow me to clarify right off the bat; when I say the Vikings, I’m referring to the ones that actually walked our planet. Not the ones depicted in the television series titled Vikings, but the show is pretty damn great and I highly recommend it. The series is what has piqued my interest in these … More Read this to learn about the Vikings
Cave paintings are a tremendous component of our world’s and planet’s history. In discovering them, historians and anthropologists have been able to gain a better understanding of events that occurred in the past, as well as a firmer comprehension of the people responsible for painting these creations on the walls of caves. While I certainly … More Have you heard about the discovery of the world’s oldest cave painting?
I think it is apparent that I’ve been on a bit of a history kick as of late in terms of the shows I have been watching. I recently finished Barbarians, and because I really enjoyed it, I thought I would start watching The Last Kingdom via Netflix as it, too, is a historical series. … More Have you seen ‘The Last Kingdom’?
As I’ve mentioned here on my blog before, I’m a sucker for medieval movies. I find it fascinating to watch depictions of what life was like in the medieval era, and I can certainly appreciate a man in a suit of armour. Moving on. The other evening, Blaine and I were trying to figure out … More Have you seen Gladiator?
A few days ago, my mom, dad and I made a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, to get away for a few days. We weren’t entirely sure of how exactly we were going to fill our days while we were there, but one thing was certain; we were going to be paying a visit to the … More Yes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is worth seeing
I recently finished watching The Witcher on Netflix, and because of the gaping void the absence of this show has left in my life, I had to figure out which show to begin next. I’ve heard good things about Vikings, and so I decided to give it a try and watch a few episodes. This choice should come … More Do you watch Vikings?
October means go-time for any farmer who produces ginseng, which is exactly what my family and I have been doing for this past little while. Ginseng harvest typically happens in October, and for anyone who is unaware of what this type of harvest consists of, it involves digging up the root of the plant. A … More Finding treasures on the farm
If you read my blog somewhat regularly, you’ll know that anything supernatural piques my interest. So, when I came across a release from Eurekalert about a recently discovered vampire burial site, you can bet that it inspired me to write a post about it. A 10-year-old’s body was discovered in Italy at an ancient Roman … More Ancient vampire burial grounds?