Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Archaeogaming. It's a tantalizing word, an interesting idea. As I said to my favorite gamer and my favorite archaeologist, I should figure out how to apply this to writing. But then - "Oh. Wait. I became a writer exactly so I wouldn't have to play nicely with others."

My daughter and I are as different as fire and rain and as alike as ice and water.

Isn't that a glorious sentence? Subtle, poetic, evocative - and yet concrete, communicative. There is a whole essay's worth more here, from Elyse M. Goldsmith, and a shout-out to Bowie. Make with the click, y'all.

The History Blog has a pair of great posts this week. First, footprints not in the sand: an ancient child's tootsies, captured in three millennia old mortar. Also, how cool is the name Manfred Bietek? Second, interested in a project? You can transcribe WWI era love letters for posterity. Cool.


E.M. Goldsmith said...

Wow. I've been quoted. And I love, love the term archaeogaming. And history so excellent.

DLM said...

That line was not only exquisite, the way it sounded, but in the way it expressed that truth.

Love the kidprints in mortar! Some things never change.

Lilac Shoshani said...

I love that glorious sentence. E.M. is amazing.