The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Once upon a time, I’d visit a different foreign country every two years. Those were the days. Now, 60 percent of my income goes toward mortgage and utilities, and I don’t see myself ever being able to leave the country again. That breaks my heart, because travel is my reason for being. Because of this, …

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Roman Emperor Diocletian, best known for his brutal persecution of Gnostics and Christians in general, but also for his many wide sweeping positive reforms, had a 20 year run as Emperor which is nothing to sneeze at in that dangerous office. But in 305 AD, he was not feeling well. Not feeling well at all. …

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