Like many people living in these interesting times, I have taken up journal-writing. Though I may no longer be a practicing historian, I felt a duty, as it were, to leave something for the historical record. Alas, any future scholars (or more likely, my future self) hoping for an eloquent or engaging account of the Covid-19 pandemic will primarily encounter disappointment at the disjointed entries.

The pandemic has done no favours to my naturally anxious disposition, and I ostensibly hoped that by setting down my fears in a clear and logical fashion they might be shown to be — not…


I used to be a medievalist. Random fact accumulator, knitter, and Sütterlin beginner.

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