Posted by: ken98 | March 30, 2010

Road Closed Ahead

A temporary closing for repairs and maintenance of the author

A temporary closing for repairs and maintenance of the author

Hey all –

i’m going to have to take a short break – so for the time being the constant drip-drip-drip of Late Antique Roman history dribbling slowly into the web from Gibbon’s mind, through my mind, and down into yours will stop (and maybe mercifully so, like the blessed quiet of an insomniac midnight when a leaky faucet that needs fixing finally gets fixed – so enjoy it while it lasts).

Slight Detour for a week or so - Road Closed Ahead

Slight Detour for a week or so - Road Closed Ahead

A thoughtful silence will ensue in this portion of the blogosphere for a week or so from these disturbing pages of rampant violence, ruthless avarice, ecstatic revenge, and hopeless causes. Then we will pick up again with chapter 32, and the fall of the barbarian General Gainas, and the rise and fall of the great orator John Chrysostom.

Well, maybe not - but the Roman Empire is starting to LOOK LIKE a zombie at this point

Well, maybe not - but the Roman Empire is starting to LOOK LIKE a zombie at this point

Maybe NOT a missile test, but a short break is in order right now

Maybe NOT a missile test, but a short break is in order right now

John is not without controversyhere are some of his sermons online – here are some against the Jews (John is obviously a man of his times – familiar in some ways to us, excruciatingly, possibly abhorrently alien in others).

And just in case I missed any other witty construction-references/metaphors...

And just in case I missed any other witty construction-references/metaphors...

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  1. So IS the road closed ahead? Could you maybe put an image up to clarify?

    Thanks!


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