Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Anne McCaffrey, 1926-2011

As a 12 I remember buying a copy of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight at a Walden Books.  Now Walden's is gone and so is Anne.  Thanks for all the memories....

Ivar The Boneless

I watched an interesting documentary about Ivar the Boneless, Viking conqueror of England, which supposes that he suffered from brittle bones disease.  After watching it I feel that it is more than likely that he did, rather than being a reference to impotence or being an ironic nickname.  I guess it's an issue where we will never know for sure because a thousand years of history has to be sifted through but it is an interesting theory.