Home Alone

Do you know what this is? THIS is an empty house. My husband has taken all the children to New Jersey and left me alone. Those of you without multiple children are feeling sorry for me and [...]

The Sunflower House

Today’s post has nothing to do with the History of the Ancient World, publishing, travelling, or education. Today’s post is about the Sunflower House, which has become too cool to [...]

Dispatch from NoVa

That’s Northern Virginia, for you non-East Coasters. (Northern Virginia is its own little part of the world, quite different from southeastern Virginia where I live, so deserves its own [...]

The July Project, continued

I’ve been plugging away on my manuscript for Anonymous Prestigious University Press, working my way through the checkered careers of… (Which is like a party game. What do these people [...]

You may be whining too much if…

…your foreign publisher sends you reviews to cheer you up. This week I got a lovely note from the Korean agent who handles my Korean rights. (Foreign sales require two agents–your [...]

The July Project

So while wandering around this morning before the children got up, drinking coffee and staring into the corn, I came to a decision. I need a post-dissertation pre-history-manuscript deadline [...]