Tuesday, September 08, 2009

First Outlands Coronation

Michael Schneider's Photos - SCA - Outlands First Coronation

That's a link to page two of 29 photos of the first Outlands Coronation, put up on facebook by Michael Schneider (Grimkirk ap Greymoor), in the Atenveldt group area.

For those who aren't on Facebook, you can look here: http://s26.photobucket.com..., thanks to the photographer's generosity in sending me the photos! If you're in there or you want to save photos of friends or of moments, please do, but save the credit with the photo somehow. And Photobucket will say it was me, but I tried to credit Michael/Grimkirk in each comment field.

He has photos of the first Crown Tournament up here: Michael Schneider's Photos - SCA - Outlands 1st Crown (1986)

Friday, July 10, 2009

A twenty-five-year-old love poem

A 25-year-old love poem in the style of a 450-year-old-love poem:

For a love letter contest at a Love Revel in al-Barran in the mid 1980's, I wrote and calligraphed a poem. I might have an image made of it someday, but the text was:


Like warmth of sun on rocky wall
      When summer's still was here,
As fire makes safe the darkened hall
      And melts all chill of fear,
Your nearness doth my soul enthrall—
      I long to hold you near.

Like morn's first rays o'er vine-clad sills
      As nighttime goes below,
As candle's gaze the darkness fills
      When winter storms may blow,
The gaze of your blue eyes instills
      A bright and lasting glow.

When birds flit down around my bower
      And merry songs all sing,
When dew and breeze make quick each flower
      Which glorious spring did bring,
My heart recalls your gentle power;
      To memories fond I cling.

Your love gives heat to warm my night
      And light to make bright day;
The joy you give is yours by right—
      I give it back straightway.
From deep inside, with all my might,
      I hope you'll always stay.


(It won, and Gunwaldt stayed too; probably unrelated. As I put the text on this page, we've been together for 31 years, and married 25 of those.)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

No news is not news

I helped Gunwaldt with a song he was learning, and found a source and text for another one.

A couple of days ago I spoke with Dermod at length, by phone.

I've spent some time lately with Ashlee (Bella) who is Bardolf's love interest of late.

Today I went to a book signing. Three Laurels were there (though we were out of character)—the author, me, and Mirhaxa.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Humility, and the TW list

The list is active this week—downright busy. ThinkWellTNG

I've added a quote from Balthazar to the humility index page:

Now it will become the humility index and samples page, so if there are other samples people would like to share, maybe leave them here or e-mail them to me.