I made a supplementary podcast to the “Why Is Joan So Famous”-series on the Journey of Joan of Arc YouTube channel.
Here I read an excerpt from Christine de Pizan’s 1429 great poem about Joan and make a few comments in order to give an example of the effect Joan had on the imagination of her contemporaries.… Read more
My next Joan of Arc-video is out. I made it on a day when I was still reeling from having to ‘clean up’ a website job for a customer that hadn’t exactly gone according to plan. Then I looked at the clock: Two hours left before having to pick up Jay from daycare.… Read more
Today Jay was feeling bad and cried a lot, and we were both tired and didn’t get much done aside from necessities. Still, I can’t help thinking how privileged we are compared to Alex Selkirk and other people of the early 18th century – even if such a thought reeks of cliche.… Read more
A good day, work-wise, when I earned my first dollars since late June. But my head was not that much in it.
I wasn’t distracted by the pouring summer rain and thunder as much as all the things I wanted to do and had to do, aside from work. Jay’s baptism is one thing, but the ‘Real Robinson Crusoe’-talk is another.… Read more
I’ve been thinking more and more about using July for prepping my next historical live-talk about the real Robinson Crusoe – Scottish sailor, Alexander Selkirk. That’s going to be the deal, more or less, but the truth is … if I had all the time in the world, I would like to do several of those talks, about historical persons who fascinate me.… Read more