*My best wishes to y'all in the New Year! I trust everyone enjoyed the
My apologies for long absence. December is very busy, as I spend alot of it
our local Salvation Army. Then there's Saturanlia, then Christmas, then New
(which I choose to celebrate in the Japanese style I got used to while
Part of that tradition is to attend to the Asian zodiac -- we are now in the
year of the Rabbit.
Lots of stuff on the web about what it means. The other part is a New Year
gift to start the
year off right. Quite often there is "giri" involved -- a gift you give
because you figure you
oughta. The gift is called "oseibo" [oh-SAY-bo]. So to make up for being
away for so long,
here's my oseibo for the Year of the Rabbit.
(Hey, the Romans were eclectic too, absorbing bits of every culture they
came across . . . )
NOTE: In the citations below, "CBC" = Canadian Broadcasting Corporatioin.
The CBC is non-commercial and somewhat like NPR / PBS in the US of A, except
CBC is government funded, like the BBC in the UK.
Alas, now it's back to the grind.
.Felicem annum novum omnibus expoto! Valete bene*
Interview with Stacy Schiff, on her new biography of Cleopatra
CBC Radio* Wachtel on the Arts*
Brent Bambury interviews Stacy Schiff on Cleopatra
CBC Radio *Q*
David Michael Lamb interviews scientists and authors, including
Adrian Goldsworthy on his new book, Antony and Cleopatra
CBC Radio *The Current
book link here
*Royal Ontario Museum *Africa / Egypt Gallery including video podcast of
Roberta Shaw on location in Egypt, explaining the origin of the ROM's bust
On classical Greece:*
"Canadian scientists using ancient coins to map trading routes"
Shades of Marcus Didius Falco in Posiedon's Gold:
"Ancient statues recovered in Greece"
Another New Year Gift / Oseibo below: I use this as the front cover design
for my RHRG binder.
If anyone wants, I can e-mail the complete cover with the written title.
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