I've been in the Society for Creative Anachronism since the 1990s. And the world is a different place now. ced with recent serious issues people at the top are truly taking action. For its long-term viability this is a must. How do you feel about the SCA's Mission Statement change? Will it effect our SCA life?
What's the distinction between an
SCA apprentice and a student? It isn't the ceremony and the apparel. Those are only outward signs. It's more...
How many times have you sat with your SCA friends listening to stories about their experiences and creations? Did you wonder where they got the idea to do such a thing? How they even began to figure it all out? One way to create distinctive life experiences – SCA or otherwise – is to have a Life List. I had never […]
Why do I continue to drive hours to attend events? What’s the magnet and appeal for a Golden-ager, like me? For over 20 years, I’ve loved the SCA for encouraging wholehearted learning and skill growth. You saw this in the quality hand crafted largess presented at an event. Carved wood, needlework, weaving, clothing, and pottery, to name a few. […]
I’m retired now, but during my work-life there were times my employer matched selected donations I made to charity. Usually, these were medical or disaster relief related charities because I always worked for a dentist. One year the whole office was provided hordes of Girl Scout Cookies, even though it was a dental office. Seems the boss meant to bring the staff his daughter’s cookie sign up sheet. He forgot. So he faked it. We got free cookies for months. Did you know there’s a no-brainer way to donate to the SCA? It’s Amazon Smile. Most of us shop there anyway, so why not take advantage of it. Hopefully, I won’t sound like a salesperson now, but AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way I support the SCA as I shop online. I get the same low prices and even use my Amazon Visa points charge card. Each donation is small because the AmazonSmile Foundation only donates 0.5% of the purchase price. Still, combining the amounts from all SCAdians shopping at Amazon would make a large donation. And it doesn’t directly come out of my income. I think of it as easy, free money for the SCA.
Ever since last Christmas when I first played Cards Against Humanity I’ve wanted to play it again. While it was an odd thing, perhaps, to play at a multigenerational family Christmas gathering, we all had bundles of fun. Recently I purchased my own set of cards and an expansion pack to play with my friends. We’re talking about a girls’ party sometime […]
Master William Blackfox (aka Mark Wallace), author and illustrator of the cartoon Warthaven, was, talented in many fields, including playing the bagpipes. He viewed everything in life as fun and generously gave the SCA his time and talents, until his untimely death in 1997. For those of you who never had the pleasure of knowing William Blackfox, Master Chidiock’s poem describes him […]
In the SCA we devote hours to award creation and giving. Whether entry level or the highest awards , from start to finish, their total creativity hours are in the thousands for each six-month reign. With all that consumed time, what’s their purpose? Their obvious purpose is to acknowledge the recipient’s accomplished efforts. Whether novice or peer, we celebrate together and mark […]
I recently came across a lengthy post by Sir Wiglaf Wilfriding on qualifications for peerage. It’s an article worth reading and discussing, but not here. Although I do have two quotes of his to discuss. … To get knighted, you have to meet the standard and stay on it long enough for the knights to realize it. But once you’re […]