The Mysteries Of The Universe Unveiled: Beard Oil.

I discovered something that may turn the beard oil industry against me: Hask hair oils. Disclaimer: I don’t work for Hask or anybody associated with them or their distributors or their mothers or anything at all having anything to do with them. As a man with a beard, I have spent just a hair-more-than-zero-time thinking about how to take care […]

Surprise! Surprise? Vikings in North East Scotland?

I’m no archaeologist, but often enough I’ll read something related to archaeology and wonder to myself how their conclusions were or were not reached. In this case, here’s an article below that discusses certain links to Vikings in NE Scotland (Aberdeenshire / Moray). The article below goes on to state that the Viking “exploits are more linked to the Northern […]

Jarlshof Archaeological Site in Shetland, Scotland

Sadly we probably won’t make a break for this island about 450 kms North of Edinburgh, Scotland, when we do our Scottish trip in spring 2016 and our Norse trip later that fall. Wikipedia states Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as […]

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is a nearly thousand year old embroidered cloth that’s 230 feet long and 20 inches tall, showing the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. William the Conquerer was, of course, of Viking descent. What?! Yes, his great-great-great-grandfather was Rollo, who pillaged northern France with fellow Viking raiders in the late ninth and early 10th centuries. […]