How Roman conspiracy theories threatened the early Christian movement.

St Peter. Vatican, Rome.
St Peter. Vatican, Rome.
St Peter. Vatican, Rome. Author photograph.


Saint Cuthbert’s Way, IV: Harestanes to Cessford Castle, Scotland

On the trail, Saint Cuthbert’s Way
On the trail, Saint Cuthbert’s Way
On the trail, Saint Cuthbert’s Way. Author photograph.


Was it a botched robbery attempt or a cold-blooded murder?

Carl and Ruth Wanderer, Chicago Tribune, June 22, 1920
Carl and Ruth Wanderer, Chicago Tribune, June 22, 1920
Carl and Ruth Wanderer, Chicago Tribune, June 22, 1920. Public domain.


Or is Christianity a hoax, an ancient example of fake news?

The Deesis Mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey.
The Deesis Mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey.
The Deesis Mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. Author photograph.


Saint Cuthbert’s Way III: St Boswells to Harestanes, Scotland

On the Banks of the River Tweed
On the Banks of the River Tweed
On the Banks of the River Tweed. Author photograph.


A classic case from the Chicago crime files

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Grant Park, Chicago, 1905. Library of Congress, public domain.


A fatal dose of strychnine kills a pastor. Was Dolly Gish to blame?

The Rev. Gilbert and Dolly Gish.
The Rev. Gilbert and Dolly Gish.
The Rev. Gilbert and Dolly Gish. Chicago Tribune, Jan. 4, 1908. Public domain.


Saint Cuthbert’s Way II: From Melrose to St. Boswells, Scotland

The beginning of the pilgrimage, Melrose Abbey, Scotland
The beginning of the pilgrimage, Melrose Abbey, Scotland
The beginning of the pilgrimage, Melrose Abbey, Scotland. Author photo.


We can’t travel to the city right now, but we can enjoy a virtual presence

A line of gondolas in Venice, Italy
A line of gondolas in Venice, Italy
Gondolas. Venice, Italy. Author Photo.
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Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. Author photo.


How Stoicism can help settle your mind

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Photo by Nathan Farrish on Unsplash

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Richard J. Goodrich

Author and history professor. Excavating the past for fun and profit. Web-site: www.richardjgoodrich.com

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