There is an absolute plethora of bloggable subjects cluttering up various parts of my computer today, and I didn't even realize it! I've been busy the past few days, mostly with more writing(have completed or revised two more chapters in the second book of my Great Medieval Science Fiction Trilogy With Neandertals), and haven't, lately, had much time to do any serious blogging.
But never fear, there's plenty to blog about. First, two stories from Julien Riel-Salvatore's fine blog, A Very Remote Period Indeed, both on the presence of Neandertals in Poland north of the Carpathians, some 80,000 years ago. Then there's an equally fascinating piece on preserving an 11th century bridge in England, with sugar, on Got Medieval. And let us not forget My Beloved Wolves! There are stories and updates on the Wolves of the High Arctic(in this case, Ellesmere Island -- if you don't exactly know where that is, you might want to search through Google Earth or an atlas). Their travels are interesting. All wolves' travels are interesting, for a variety of reasons.
Last but not least, I have my own thoughts about why only certain people are interested in medieval history and society, and why few readers of historical and other genres deal with "medieval" except as fantasy. I will also have something to say about how this impacts my own history, and my writing.
In any case, stay tuned. I'll be blogging about some of this stuff, a little each day or so. I'm not deserting anybody, though I haven't started 2010 with a huge number of blogs. But that's another story to tell -- later. Much later.