Or a blog is tried again. This blog will range from politics to medieval studies to religion and anything else that interests me. I’ll try to tag properly so that the divers things I’ll be discussing can be more easily separated, though intersectionality means that might be difficult. Posts will usually be in English, although the occasional German post might be put up.
The reason I named this blog “Goldenes Kalb” (Golden Calf) is because, at the very least, I feel it frees me to discuss both politics (usually of the Marxist variety) and religion (often of the catholic and liberation theology variety) in one space, along with allowing me to use medieval or early modern images as my header. The reason it is in German is because the English was unfortunately taken. I often give my blogs German-language names and I hope that I’ll provide it with enough content that people don’t feel too excluded by a name in a different language.
I hope at some point to use the following image from the Nuremberg Chronicle as my header image, but I’ll probably have to do some CSS editing to get it to look nice. I like the way the painting used as the current header image pushes the event to the margin of the painting, emphasizing perhaps how we do not notice golden calf worship in our daily lives. The other option might be the Wall Street Bull.
WordPress has improved like crazy since I last used it. I can’t believe how easy captions and image uploading are. I hope that ease leads to a pretty high posting frequency.