Sunday, February 15, 2009

Val Day

I'm once again teaching a Saturday morning class - I occasionally get roped into this particular class in the winter term. So no SCA events for me unless there's one close enough to permit a late arrival. Kalamazoo and the Valentine's Day Massacre from the distant side of Northwoods in Flint is too far.

Melisande and Bronwen left for the event at the same time I did for work; I found the roads rather bad, worse than I had expected. They got to Lansing before giving up and coming back. Skalla-Geirmundr and his family were also going, but I haven't heard how they fared.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Melisande and I are the proud owners of a huge print of Heironymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych painting from about 1500.

The A Commonplace Book blog noted recently the availability of small sculptures of figures from this painting.

Pretty cool. We might have to have something from this site to complement our print.


Popular Mechanics has an article up on how to set up your own forge. The idea never really interested me, but I saw this through the kind offices of Instapundit, a blogger on politics and various other topics who says he and his friends made Roman lorica segmentata in high school. Was Professor Reynolds a SCA member at some point, or just a kindred spirit?