A First Attempt at Cuneiform

Learning how to write using cuneiform has been on my TODO list for a long time now. Ever since I watched Tom Scott’s interview with Irving Finkel outside the British Museum it has struck me as a rather fun and interesting subject to learn about. After watching this video I immediately bought Finkel’s book and…

It’s a Long Way to Nuka Hiva

Because of COVID-19, the planned route of the Picton Castle has changed a couple of times over the previous few months. Legs 1 and 2 merged into a combined Leg 1/2, and some destinations were removed from the itinerary after the departure date moved to September. Even now the route remains subject to change. Still,…

Tíortha an Domhain

When learning a new language, expanding your vocabulary can be a tedious, albeit necessary, task. Although I am not a beginner in Irish, I still find that I have to spend a lot of effort trying to piece together various every-day words that I might like to use. It is hard to identify your blind-spots….