Duchies, Counties, and the Occasional Headache: a Crash Course in Basic Medieval Geography

One of the things about reading accounts of medieval times is that the political geography was, of course, vastly different. The structure of the medieval state was a hierarchy of vassals and kingsā€¦

Source: Duchies, Counties, and the Occasional Headache: a Crash Course in Basic Medieval Geography

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The Painful Endurance of Writing

I love writing. I love it so much that I get excited over the very act. I enjoy the feel of a pen or pencil in my hand as I scribble on paper. I even enjoy using a computer document program, my fingers typing the keys to unleash my flow of ideas. Whatever the method, I am in my happy place when I write. I already alluded to releasing a flow of ideas, but let me expand on that. Writing gives an opportunity to say what you want to say. I am not a talker, so this is my modus operandi when it comes to communication. I write better than I speak. But even though I love writing, I’ll be the first to admit it is not easy. Writing is hard. Continue reading