Archive for April, 2013


A certain lighthearted whimsy has overtaken RT since publishing the first four tablets of Gilgamesh this morning. In the spirit of the moment, he offers this drawing…


Drawing: Here Comes the Parade (1881); Ida Waugh; WikiCmns; Public Domain.


Wow!!! Gilgamesh Tablets 1-4 is Available on Lulu!!!

April 29, 2013 7 comments


RT is stunned: after a morning-long struggle with his files, he is pleased and proud to announce that his book, Gilgamesh: The Ancient Epic, tablets 1-4, is now available on You can reach the book order for on Lulu ( by typing in the book’s title or the author’s name, Eric Quinn.

This is the first fruits of more than 12 years of work…whoa!!!

I will only add that I’m very pleased by the book’s appearance, and especially its covers, which turned out better than I had hoped. Thanks, everyone, for being so encouraging during the process of finishing the volume!   Eric

Book Cover: copyright © 2013, Eric Quinn.


Gilgamesh Back Cover–Redux!

Gilgamesh-Back Cover

RT has figured out a way to get around the SVG file/Wordpress impasse: he scanned a printout of the cover into his computer. So now, with some pride and relief, he offers the finished back cover. Now onto the Lulu upload…


© copyright 2013, Eric Quinn


Tea #4 Review – Russian Caravan


for the connoisseur of teas…  RT

(reposted from goodywinks)


Tea #4 Review – Russian Caravan.

Bread Pizza with Avocado Slices



long may pizza reign!   RT

(reposted from Gourmet Dad)



Bread Pizza with Avocado Slices.

Birds of Paradise

April 24, 2013 8 comments




hello from paradise!   RT

(reposted from Jessica Turnbow)


Birds of Paradise.

Gilgamesh–the Back Cover!!!

File:Izdubar and heabani.png

The last hurdle in RT’s publishing Gilgamesh tablets 1-4 on Lulu is the book’s back cover. Nothing to be slighted, back covers help give a book a sense of being a finished product, complete in both its contents and design. RT has been using the freeware program Inkscape to produce uploadable files; all good and well. But he has just now noticed that Inkscape’s file format is incompatible with WordPress. Or maybe not–RT is tired.

In any case, the BC is coming along pretty well; another couple or three days should see it finished. Then the book will be actually e-published, and RT is seriously considering doing nothing for a day. What delicious rebellion…   RT


ImageIzdubar and Heabani in conflict with the lion and bull (1876); source: The Chaldean Account of Genesis, author, George Smith. WikiCmns. Public Domain.