Friday, May 23, 2008


For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?

~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet"

I used to read a lot of Kahlil Gibran, when I was young. I don't much like my people melting into the wind, but it was happening before I ever saw the sun.

Fairly often someone will come by who hasn't been away from the SCA for a while, and they want to know whether their old friends are still around. Sometimes people write to me and ask about one old-timer or another, and sometimes I do happen to know what they're up to and that.

New Orleans and Houston have losses this week. In SCA terms, Yang the Nauseating and Janet of House Morningstar have passed from this world. I spent the day making this page:
I don't recommend reading it through like a book. It might be useful to know it exists, though.

I welcome information, links, devices, corrections; I apologize to anyone for whom sorrow is stirred.

Let us all spend a little time wishing we had lived differently in regards to some who are gone, and then a LOT of time mindfully living with those who are still here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

History in the Duckford News
Clarion Hall: Thinkwell is Back
That one sat in outgoing mail a while. It's not so new.

This is newer, and yet really old stuff!
If I ever finish it, it will be a record of every SCA thing I've ever
done. Well... events and offices, maybe. What I've autocratted,
which board meetings I went to, which events, what I remember, what
was special... What I've put in has been fun to revisit. It's
leading to a few other pages, such as this history of the Cordon Royal:

I continue to work bit by bit on the Outlands History, and I invite
any and all of you, and your friends, to add to it!