Three years Richard Armitage?

Doesn’t seem like it could possibly be that long, but calendars do not lie – today is my 3rd Blogiversary and look who threw me a little party…

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Things have been a bit slow around here of late – not for lack of inspiRAtion – but for 60 hour work weeks, homeschooling child,  dance lessons, cello lesson, voice lessons,  et cetera, et cetera ad infinitum.  The mundane is really taking a bite out of my fun time I’ll tell you!  However, I am determined to carve out more time for what continues to be a really great thinking and creative space for me, so please stay tuned.

In looking back over my three blogging years, one cumulative statistic that continues to crack me up is that a post from my very first year continues to be the one that generates the most page views…and not for the intended reasons.  By now, I’m very sure that more than a few unwitting undergraduates assigned to research Greek sculpture have landed here at Ancient Armitage for the discussion of

Richard Armitage and the classical canon of sculptuRAl proportions.



(and apologies to colleagues worldwide for leading your peeps astray…)

Late winter blues

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra (and the tulips that had started to push up in my yard).

“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”


This is a basket of laundry I dried on the clothesline day before yesterday.


This is a current view of my clotheslines.


This is me.  That is all.

Beware the Ides of March Richard Armitage…

It has been a full on CRAPTASTIC March so far – until today – March 15 – The Ides of March.

Tonight was a rather singular bright spot in a bleakish stretch.  Tonight my Rome class marked the Ides of March 44 BCE assassination of Julius Caesar.

With cake:


What kind of cake?


Blood red cake of course!  (Relax…it’s Red Velvet…with white chocolate buttercream 🙂  )

Brings a whole new twist to “Beware the Ides of March”