Anonymous asked: dear sir, what is your favorite subject in medieval history?? personally I like the medicine.
Well, truth be told, I am quite enamored with late medieval English law, and am in the midst of writing a paper on the genuineness of some of the accounts of various government offices from the end of the 14th century. So, documents, etc., mostly— I worked as a research assistant for some time with a paleographer from Barnard, and he heavily influenced my interest.
But I’m appreciative of all aspects of medieval studies, and I’m glad you’re interested, too! Thanks much for your question!
Sorry about the overwhelming amount of cute animal pictures as of late. Last week was a terribly busy one, and I didn’t check over my queue as I ought to have— I’ll be sure to temper the adorable with a proper amount of the stoic in the future.
Criticism is to the creator what the merchant is to the producer. Thus, the commercial age sees an asphyxiating multiplication of commentators, intermediaries, between the producer and the public. Thus, it is not that we are lacking creators today, it is that there are too many commentators who drown the exquisite and elusive fish in their muddy waters.
—Albert Camus - Notebook 1951-1959 (via sisyphean-revolt)
Photographer Marianne Kjølner snapped this pair of photographs of a bizarre tree in Denmark. Of the photo she says: “This old pink house is situated at the old dunes, a few hundred meters from the west coast, a very windy place were there isn’t much that can grow. So the tree can only grow where it has shelter.”