A Nano Victory

50k in November 2014! As I said on Twitter, 50k in a month is not, in itself, that much of a challenge for me anymore. I've done it enough times that I certainly know I can. But there's still something so cool about doing it with other people, all striving for the same goal in the … Continue reading A Nano Victory

The Amazing Life of Flatware

Okay, y'all, this is why I find history so ridiculously exciting. The Tokyo National Museum released information today regarding the dating of a blue glass dish found in a 5th-century tomb in the Nara Prefecture. Why is this super-interesting? Because the glass is of Roman origin. In 5th-century Japan! Imagine the life this flatware must have … Continue reading The Amazing Life of Flatware