Cards Against Humanity Descendant

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 […]

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TBTh: Warthaven’s Master William Blackfox

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 […]

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What’s An Award Scroll’s Purpose?

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 […]

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Aging in the SCA

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 there, […]

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Throwback Thursday: Gone Too Soon

Don’t want to think of this, even though I know the SCA is 50 years old now.  Taken  September 10, 2010 as I was welcomed to the Order of the Laurel. Two people prominent in this photo are now gone. Mistress Luciana della Ridolphi and Duke Ostwald Konrad von Riestoten.  She received one of the earliest Laurels in Calontir, a well […]

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Lilies War XXX Photo Array

Calontir‘s Lilies War is XXX. I spent five of its ten days enjoying wondrous sights and adventures. Sadly I could not do them all. Not in the day’s numbers nor the picture possibilities. I missed opportunities. Even so – even with the sweltering heat – I had the best of times. Arriving late I set up my camp then attended […]

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The Making Of An SCA Scroll, Part 2

My last post,,  was about the research, design, and calligraphy of my most recent scroll. This post will be about its illumination. After the calligraphy, I penciled in my design concept. Then I used a black 005 Sakura Micron Pen to make chosen lines permanent. I then erased the pencil with a white eraser. My next step is to paint […]

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