It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
I try to generally keep away from advertising myself too much on this blog, but periodically I feel it incumbent on me to mention to those who may not know it that I actually do sell some new and remaindered/lightly used heraldry books on my website.
I've even tried to make it easy: check the left-hand column of this blog, and you'll see a section entitled "Buy My Books," with separate links to "My Books" and "Used/Remaindered Books."
Feel free to drop by those pages any time to see what we have on offer.