• Real Heathens fix stuff with runic duct tape. Or “sticky tape,” direct from Orkney to you.
To save you checking your Futhark, it says “Orkney Orkney Orkney.” I have the matching mug.
• Was the famous plague of 432 BCE in Athens an early outbreak of Ebola?
The Athenian disease began south of Egypt in a region Thucydides called “Aethiopia,” a term that ancient Greeks used to refer to regions in sub-Saharan Africa, where modern Ebola outbreaks have occurred.
• Etsy follows eBay in forbidding the sale of spell kits and the like. (What about rosaries?) I heard a brief slow-pitch interview with founder Etsy Rob Kalin this morning on NPR’s Morning Edition. (NPR loves Etsy — just do a site search.) Kalin walzed around the issue of Etsy allowing factory-made items — apparently OK if it is small factory — and the interviewer did not mention magic.