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How was your weekend? Mine was quite fantastic, actually. Mom and Dad Metal came up from our hometown and we had a great weekend visiting friends, shopping, eating cheesecake, and watching movies. I’m sorry it’s over, because I have an incredibly busy week of social engagements, freelance jobs due, and novel editing.

A thoughtful post on what the ancient Romans could teach you about living a kick-ass life, from the Positivity Blog. This comes at an odd time for me since I’m waist-deep in reading I, Claudius – I’m right in the middle of Caligula’s reign. Maybe I shall write an article about what Caligula can teach us about living a kick-ass life  … it will certainly be an interesting read.

Check out World Obscura Day! On March 20th, cities and towns around the world will open the doors to their hidden treasures. Organised by the remarkable folks at Altas Obscura. The list of events grows every day, so if your city isn’t yet listed, keep checking back or, better yet, organize an event of your own.

Inside Tokyo’s Cat Cafes

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Pinkie and Pony's kick-ass wedding attire

A Dia De Los Muertos, Cemetery wedding, which looks like probably the most fun EVER.

Are you looking for Jane Austin’s new book? This bookstore clerk can’t help you.

Some epic runway snappage from the Prism and the Pendulam

Rackk and Ruin shows us why we should love military issue this year. Also, check out Woodland Creatures, Topshop Unique’s recent show.

If you’ve ever been to Turkey, you probably visited the massive and mysterious Hagia Sofia, in Istambul. If so, this article about underwater archaeology: diving 800 feet below an ancient cathedral, might interest you, as it did my husband, who used to be an underwater archaeologist. Myths circulate that the tunnels beneath the Hagia Sofia connect it with other monuments: the Basilica Cistern, the Topkapi Palace and the Princess Islands. They found hundreds of sealed passages, a graveyard of children’s bones, and the burial chamber of the cathedral’s first priest.

If you’re thinking about blogging, or thinking about blogging, and you’re not reading problogger … you’re a silly person. This guest posts by Larry Brooks on The best writing advice. Ever really packs a whollup. Also this week – 7 tips for profitable niche blogging, for those of us serious bloggers.

Living “Off the Grid” can mean more than just generating your own power. 

Are you man enough (or woman enough) to be friends with extraordinary people?

I am thinking of submitting a paper to this conference. If I did, would anyone read it?

That’s all for the horn this week. Don’t forget to fill out the reader survey!

Horns Up! \m/
Steff


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