For those curious, I would like to recommend the book I am currently reading: The First Crusade: A New History by Thomas Asbridge. Mr. Asbridge is a professor of medieval history at the University of London. I’m only about a third of the way through it, but so far, the book is very insightful on just how the First Crusade started and how the crusading fire swept through Europe. Here’s a link if you want to take a look or purchase it. FYI, this is for your benefit, I get nothing from Amazon.
As many of you know, my wife and I adopted a baby girl back in May. Though we had been in the adoption process for three years, we never knew when we would get the call that a birth mom had chosen us. In less than twenty four hours we went from a family of three to four. With all the craziness that surrounded our new bundle of joy, something had to give which unfortunately was this blog. Things are finally a bit more stable now at home with baby Lia almost 5 months old. The blog will be in full swing next week with regular posts coming, hopefully two to three times each week. Much has happened over the summer within the Catholic Church, and we will get to all of it plus the history. Also, be on the lookout for website development in the next few months, as I hope to give the page a makeover.