Geology and Masons: Ramblings on UK Castles and their trappings

Two weeks ago I wrote a brief blog post for my lapidary club’s page about castles; how were they built, and what are they made of? When I initially picked this topic to work in conjunction with my club’s Facebook page, I had not taken into account my utter lack of knowledge about castles. I … More Geology and Masons: Ramblings on UK Castles and their trappings

Those Pesky Vikings and their Rock Collections

In many ways we can say that the Vikings were some of the original magpies of this world- they loved shiny and pretty things! They were the OG’s (original gangsters) of rock collecting. Everyone, be they academic or historical fiction lover, will have a different opinion about most things related to Vikings. In popular culture … More Those Pesky Vikings and their Rock Collections

for the World

As you find this new blog post, I send you my warmest best wishes and hope that you and your family are safe and unaffected by the happenings of the world. There are days when I despair for the future. What are our lives going to be like? I don’t want to be dramatic and … More for the World

that Hotline Bling

If you are not a frequent patron of the ‘Top Songs’ column on ITunes, or a regular listener to your local pop radio stations, Drake’s new song titled Hotline Bling has probably eluded you. But that’s okay, for the purposes of this blog you just need to know that we are taking about phones. I was … More that Hotline Bling