Review: The Cincinnati Tin Trunk – Richard Hopkins

Those who have been around for the long haul might remember that in my 2016 Favourites I mentioned the first book written and published by my friend Richard Hopkins - Interleaving. It's now my pleasure to let you know that the second book in what is going to be a trilogy is out now! "Readers are…

Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16

I first heard the phrase "Rhythm Method" in a Religious Education class at my all-girls catholic high school. It was discussed alongside actual birth control methods like the pill and condoms, and I detected a tone of skepticism in the voice of my teacher. I have a vague memory of dropping the phrase at home one…

History in Context: From hating history to, well what exactly?

I despised history lessons when I was at school. For the most part, it was limited to British history and I was more interested in the rest of the world. For the other part, I took the attitude 'why are we focussing on the past?' or, as the SSX Tricky character would yell, 'the past…