Thursday, December 29, 2005

More Bloody Christmas

Oh, and before I forget, today is the memorial of Thomas a Beckett, another martyr.

I'll admit most of what I know about him come from watching the movie Becket, about which Orson Scott Card had a good comment, to the effect that Becket is a really good movie, except for being cast backward--you're supposed to cheer for Becket, but Peter O'Toole is so charming nobody can not root for him.

On a related note, one of my New Year's resolutions is to read a minimum of one history book a month (biographies of writers not counted, unless they're unsually chock full of general history), because I shouldn't be piecing so much of the history I know together from scraps I picked up in movies or novels.

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