Last day in Rome and over too quickly. So much left to see and taste and experience, but our time has unfortunately run out. Tomorrow, we will set off on our cruise to begin our lightning speed tour of the Mediterranean ports in southern Europe. If three days isn't enough time to experience enough of Rome, 12 hours at each other city on our vacation will certainly be a similar story. But we will get a good taste and see some amazing things, anyway. We began our day today heading to the Vatican, after another delicious breakfast from our hotel. (I will try to remember to discuss our hotel more tomorrow, as well as give links to it and a… Continue reading Europe Vacation with a Four Year Old, Day 3 – Stair Climbing and Pasta Making
I am officially wrapping up the first day of our trip as Jodie, Declan and I all make the sweeping adjustments to the new European sleep schedule. Declan passed out right after nightly prayers and bedtime story since he actually had a bed to sleep on tonight. Last night was a different story. I had always said I wanted to get Declan traveling the world as early as possible for numerous reasons. First, there's a lot that can't be taught in a book or by teachers and going somewhere and doing something is a great way to learn those things. Second, I just think the history and geography of this world is really neat and everyone should go experience it… Continue reading International Travel with a Child: the Big Hurdle Followed by the Reward
Well, here we are. The first book of The Apostate Saint is now fully released on this site. I delivered a chapter once per week in a similar way to that of my first book - the novelization of The Oro Goro, that some of you may remember. I am happy with how the story is unfolding, and I am also pleased with the way that my writing structure has adapted to the weekly installments.
After the Gifted Wars reached their conclusion, several factors brought the remainder of the Torian Empire closer to the edge of destruction. Losing direct control over nearly half of the Torian-founded settlements on Caelon to new monarchies primed the government of the White Walled City for an eventual takeover by outside forces. For nearly 400 years, the Torian government saw decline as more and more cities came to prominence, decentralizing the trade and lowering the intrinsic value of a capital city. While the Torian forces would be ultimately conquered and removed from their home, the ancient seat of El Tor, the remnants of the once-great society still survive across the great Lago Nero, on a large stretch of land now known as Torium.