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The Greater Hero: Poirot or Hercules?

By Rob Cain   To take the Ten labors of Hercules and write a Poirot story for each is an ambitious task.  Comparing the rotund, mustached slow-moving private detective who flexes his “little grey cells” more often than his leg muscles seems an odd comparison.  .  Agatha Christies first published this book back in 1939,…

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A short distance between artist and archaeologist

Running through Nicola White’s neighborhood is a portal to the past.  It leaves clues and remnants of past ages.  She has no need for time machines when the River Thames is accessible.  For generations the Thames has been the receptacle of generations of trash.  What man has thrown away in the Thames, has fallen to…

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I forgot my Tux for the Decades Ball

Bob Balaban Rebecca Hall RIchard Kind Reeve Carney Morgan Spector Reggie D. White Christopher Lloyd Alec Baldwin A Night to Remember By Rob Cain My cousin sent me a heads up.  It seems there is a yearly event called The Decades Ball, at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, and since my tux…

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Outside Starbucks

I was sitting outside Starbucks today, and saw this lady with this interesting Teeshirt.  She was one of two conducting a leadership conference for entrepreneurs and she and her partner were handing out appreciation awards to their team.  They were about to break up and head over to “registration” when I stopped her for a…

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The Roman Centurion Speaks

Editor’s Note:  A note from Rob Cain (Stray thoughts).   I am told that in Kipling’s time of the RAJ, that there were Brits that stayed in India rather than return home.  Kipling himself, was born in India.  Though there are many similarities and differences between Imperial Britain and the Roman Empire, Kipling’s poem (below) has…

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My Goblin Therapist

A bit of therapeutic magic When a book is delivered all the way from Australia you pay attention. Receiving something from so far away is magical.  It came Air Mail, by Australian Post, not by a magical hawk or owl.  It is a small hand bound book printed on raw brown paper.  My Goblin Therapist…

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ORGY HOUSE for sale on the on-line store SELLFY

An Original Story in an Original Time  Now available on the online store Sellfy is an original story written by Rob Cain.    Titled ORGY HOUSE it tells the tale of a young girl’s journey to Rome where she meets her aunt Hilaria.   This is a story about the harsh realities of the ancient world told…

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Looking for the Family of Warren W. Sheppard

The question is, “why?”  I promise that there is a fascinating connection that is of interest to this website.  There is no deadline on this.  If you have any clue that I can use, I shall reveal the name of the person mentioned in the letter.  Do you like a good mystery?  This is it. …

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Investigating Bast Cults in London

An Investigative Report on the influence of Bast in the London Metropolitan Area Rob Cain’s Historical Detective Agency Field Report: Submitter:  Agent Tag ‘Toggle’ Montague, London Office   December 12, 2021.  http://ancientromerefocused.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/rob-chains-main.mov Boss, the rumors are true.  We have been getting reports of the God Bast showing up in parts of London for some years…

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Bad Helen of Troy

Helen in Hell “And were you pleased?” they asked of Helen in Hell. “Pleased?” answered she, “when all Troy’s towers fell, And dead were Priam’s sons, and lost his throne, And such a war was fought as none had known, And even the gods took part, and all because Of me alone? Pleased? ….”I should…

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