Halloween Magic

I adored Halloween as a small child. Then when I got a little older, my love for the holiday faded. By college, when Halloween had become "Dress Like a Sexy Zombie Day," I sort of hated Halloween. But even after my love of Halloween had faded, I always retained fond memories of what Halloween once … Continue reading Halloween Magic

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Palimpsest

In one of my graduate classes, Research Techniques in Renaissance Studies, I studied the history of scholarship and manuscripts. One of the things I found most interesting was the palimpsest. Since books were made from expensive parchment (animal skin), corrections were not easy to make. Images couldn't simply be erased with a rubber eraser, nor … Continue reading Palimpsest