Bronchitis. Again. They think.
Tiresome, and I'm coughing like a clown's "ah-ooga" horn.
With that in mind, I'm just giving you a blog recommendation today: Surprised By Time. SBT is a blog by Diana G. Wright, a historian who specializes in the 15th Century Mediterranean. Lots of fascinating stuff there, including melancholy stories about Byzantium just before the lights went out forever.
Great stuff, and material you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else without mortgaging your house.