History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But the DNA of nine 13th century Crusaders buried in a pit in Lebanon shows that there’s more to learn about who the Crusaders were and their interactions with the populations they encountered.
I keep a notebook.
A few notebooks.
Well, several notebooks.
I have them in my car, my handbag, my work bag, my gym bag.
My notebooks live on my desk and various horizontal surfaces .
And on my notebook shelf, too.
I review my entries and organize my notes and write things from the inspiration they provide.
I search frantically through each of them for that contact info I jotted down.
Because I wrote it in the wrong one.
And I go through them again and reorganize my notebooks.
I admire my shelf full.
Then I buy more notebooks.
I buy pens.
Many thanks to Dvortygirl, who provided the photo I modified for the graphic.