I use this blog to record or translate things I have read and found interesting.
I am especially fond of the Belle Époque (and the corresponding late Victorian, Edwardian, and Wilhelmine periods), but there is really no unifying theme besides my own inclination.
Expect very little commentary. More than a decade of hack journalism has dampened the pleasure I used to get from writing articles and essays. I may try to revive my enthusiasm with the occasional piece here, but promise to avoid the twin horrors of self-reflection and sentimentality.