That time Cees ran toward the bombs

Sunday, January 14, 2018 1 Permalink 0

Oh the stories that man could tell. Harrowing tales of gay bravado and Southern Living past, more than a few pointers on matching accessories to suits, and a long list of sexcapades from an era in which most of the players were long dead. I never doubted that he embellished some of those tales, and was ...

Violent Expulsions: My Day with the Martyrs (or, Vomit with a View)

Thursday, January 4, 2018 0 Permalink 0

The photos are of the Chateau de Monts├ęgur, the "seat and head" of Catharism's last, tragic, inspiring holdout in the fall-winter-and-spring of 1243-4. When the siege ended and the 200 Parfaits and Parfaites within finally surrendered, they were given two weeks to recant and reconvert to Roman Catholicism or be burned alive at the stake. Instead of ...