I was listening to American Roots and Nick Spitzer mentioned that his guest (Tracy Nelson) was writing an “autobiographical murder mystery”. I did a double-take at that. Has that combination ever been done before, and what does it say about the other. It was shortly revealed that the murder victims are just archetypes that she fantasizes about killing (in real life, in the novel I assume they really die).

On a completely unrelated note, melendwyr/Caledonian finds it odd that the Roman and Persian empires didn’t conquer one another. People who know something about the period are encouraged to toss in their two cents.