Inscription on Spanish church is Gaelic
Sevaan Franks, ablogabouthistory.com
An inscription found on a 14th-century church in Spain has been identified as Gaelic, making it the first written evidence of the link between Spain and Ireland.Researchers working for a private association called the Gaelaico Project now believe…

Inscription on Spanish church is Gaelic
Sevaan Franks, ablogabouthistory.com

An inscription found on a 14th-century church in Spain has been identified as Gaelic, making it the first written evidence of the link between Spain and Ireland.Researchers working for a private association called the Gaelaico Project now believe…

Neolithic earthworks found in Austria
Sevaan Franks, ablogabouthistory.com
Aerial photos taken in Austria have led to the discovery of circular trenches that date back to the Neolithic Period.It appears that circa 5,000 BC there was a large circular area in a field on the southern outskirts of Rechnitz, surrounded by woo…

Neolithic earthworks found in Austria
Sevaan Franks, ablogabouthistory.com

Aerial photos taken in Austria have led to the discovery of circular trenches that date back to the Neolithic Period.It appears that circa 5,000 BC there was a large circular area in a field on the southern outskirts of Rechnitz, surrounded by woo…

Yep, no copyright issues here, either. #ststanfair  (at St. Stan’s Fair)

Yep, no copyright issues here, either. #ststanfair (at St. Stan’s Fair)

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Not a book I was expecting at a Catholic carnival. #ststanfair  (at St. Stan’s Fair)

Not a book I was expecting at a Catholic carnival. #ststanfair (at St. Stan’s Fair)

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Nope, no copyright violations here, no sir! #ststanfair

Nope, no copyright violations here, no sir! #ststanfair

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This guy lives in my nightmares. #ststanfair (at St. Stan’s Fair)

This guy lives in my nightmares. #ststanfair (at St. Stan’s Fair)

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Depression Doesn’t Go Away

This Robin Wliliams death is hitting me harder than I thought it would—enough that I had an anxiety attack earlier and am still recovering. In part because he’s one of those performers who’s always been there since I can remember. I grew up with Mork and Mindy; I’ve seen The Fisher King a dozen times; and I’ll even admit to guiltily loving Good Will Hunting.

But…

Here’s the thing about chronic depression—you don’t get better. This isn’t like grief, which can ebb away until it’s manageable and you get through the day. Chronic depression never goes away. You have good days, but you will always have bad days. I’ve tried therapy, medication, lifestyle changes. I found my husband. I have a pretty comfortable life, considering what the world is. But I can’t shake the depression, the anger, the self-loathing. Nothing makes it go away permanently. You manage it, and hopefully you manage it long enough to die naturally. But it doesn’t always work that way.

It’s weird, thinking about all of this, after reading Zack Handlen’s entry on dealing with being bipolar. I was diagnosed bipolar during college, but my later psychiatrist disagreed, since I really don’t seem to get the highs I did in college. But I’ve been on different medications—Zoloft, Lexapro (which caused me to gain 70 lbs I still haven’t lost 10 years later), Welbutrin. None of them really made me better-able to manage this. I still have deep, dark periods where I hurt myself and everyone around me. Hell, I just went through a bad one—really, I still haven’t gotten through it—and I’ve lost two good friends I’m never going to get back. And so the cycle deepens.

I don’t know what to do about this. I try, and I’m still here (for now).

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Philadelphia, PAby @rscottfallon
@rscottfallon Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

I grew up in “relentless gentrification” until it got too expensive and we moved to Dutch Not-so-Wonderful-land

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Philadelphia, PA
by @rscottfallon

@rscottfallon Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

I grew up in “relentless gentrification” until it got too expensive and we moved to Dutch Not-so-Wonderful-land

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues
Christine Dell’Amore in Copenhagen, nationalgeographic.com
Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are…

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues
Christine Dell’Amore in Copenhagen, nationalgeographic.com

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.

Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are…

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age
Jeffrey Kluger, time.com
There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local folks were already on edge after reports that a schoolboy from Copenhagen had recently gone missing, a…

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age
Jeffrey Kluger, time.com

There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local folks were already on edge after reports that a schoolboy from Copenhagen had recently gone missing, a…