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Blogger’s Question Time

Blogger’s Question Time

It’s been a while since I answered any of the queries I receive in search engine terms. I get fewer of them these days — more and more search engines are able to hide that information from WordPress stats, presumably for privacy reasons, and I’ve been having fewer hits lately anyway. But I think I’ve accumulated enough to be able to enlighten a few people on important and significant ideas. Why now? Well, it’s midnight. I’ve dozed on and off…

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Icelandic Sagas In London

Icelandic Sagas In London

I think it’s fairly common knowledge that I’m a massive nerd. Well, I’m actually quite a small nerd, measuring barely over five foot three, but my nerdiness is without limits and far transcends the physical boundaries of my petite height. So, I’m a massive nerd. And in true keeping with the nerdiness of my existence I went yesterday to an event at the British Museum called Viking Sagas (somewhat confusingly, since it was originally advertised as being called Icelandic Sagas)…

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Fact-Checking, ‘Vikings’ Style

Fact-Checking, ‘Vikings’ Style

Most people, when watching a TV show, don’t assume that the reality presented within it is definitely the case. I mean, half the time you’d have to be pretty dumb to think it was real, right? Except, sometimes it’s not so easy. Sometimes the show has enough basis in fact to make it difficult to ascertain the truth. This is the case with Vikings, aired on the History Channel in the US and streamed surreptitiously by people like me who…

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