If you're anything like me (i.e. you like blogs, you like Fred Sanders, and you're terrible with church history), then you have loved Dr. Sanders' daily mini-biographies of various important folks throughout church history.
I've plugged that series plenty of times here, and I don't hesitate to plug it again: subscribe to Scriptorium on your reader and read as many of those posts as you can. Almost every one is great.
Dr. Sanders started into that series on Jan. 1, 2009 without ever telling us how and why he is doing it. Well, not until two days ago anyway, and since I'm just catching up on the last couple days in the blogosphere, I've just read that post.
So in case you didn't catch it, here is Sanders' explanation of the series.
My favorite/the most intellectually astonishing part:
"3. Where do you get the further information about the events and people?
Mostly from my own study notes from previous research projects."
That's right folks: Fred Sanders has already done almost all of this research. Remind me to never disagree with him about anything.