Writings 2017-06-22T18:44:58+00:00
407, 2016

The Battle of Yamen

By | July 4th, 2016|

Even with all the bloodshed, the Battle of Yamen is little-known today, perhaps because of society's focus on the subsequent glories of the Mongol Empire, as well as our undeniably Eurocentric lens. Still, I thought it a compelling subject, and rather than a tumultuous end to the glorious, [...]

3006, 2016

Across the Lotus Sea (An Excerpt)

By | June 30th, 2016|

The battle of Yamen was one of the most destructive naval engagements in history, rivaling Trafalgar, Lepanto, and Noryang Point in its ferocity and loss of life.  In it, remnants of the Southern Song Dynasty, numbering around 200,000, faced off against a Mongol force of [...]

2206, 2016

Stand and Work…without a Standing Desk

By | June 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ladies and gentlemen, the verdict is in:   Sitting, for eight hours or more a day, will kill you deader than Donald Trump’s casinos.  A whole grab-bag of distinguished medical organizations, from the American Cancer Society to the Annals of Internal Medicine, will tell you [...]