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Gladiators Didn’t Always Fight to the Death

I guess this would be considered the boy’s locker room by today’s standard. While researching the Colosseum in Rome, I discovered plenty of things that I took for granted about gladiator fights.  And then I realized how we’ve been duped by Hollywood.

Contrary to what the movies always show, not all gladiators were slaves nor did they always fight to the death. It’s too expensive to have a dead gladiator, especially after training and investing in these guys. It made no economical sense to exterminate the guy.

The “thumbs down” probably didn’t mean death even. Interestingly, there were also women gladiators.

These guys were even celebrities and icons.

Now we know…

 

 




Keeping a Gun: What are Your Thoughts?

 

My new Gun Kiss has a scene where it discusses the dilemma of a woman debating whether or not she needs a handgun when her life is put in danger.
I suppose, depending where you live, the question might pop up whether or not you need to keep one.
There are more than a dozen handguns out there designed specifically for women. They are easy to carry and concealable.
Here’s an example: The Ruger LC9s (9mm).
What are your thoughts about owning a gun?

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