The Historian as Storyteller, Worldbuilder, and Maker of Meaning

A few years ago, I stumbled across a podcast on the Ancient Faith network calledĀ Paradise and Utopia. I don’t remember what it was exactly that intrigued me, though I’m sure there were several things. I started listening to it on long drives. I remember particularly how I listened as I was driving my two kids (before #3 had showed up) to pick up some raw honey at a honey farm. The sunā€¦

How to Build a World in Both History and Fiction

It’s been a month since I’ve posted anything. Goodness. Life sometimes sneaks up on you and then drops a piano on your head. It’s ok, it’s good for the humility. And there may be something in all there about a certain someone being a workaholic incapable of putting limits on himself. But I digress. I’ve been thinking, lately, about the question of worldbuilding. For those who don’t know, it’s a technical termā€¦