But I love the Constitution, and I think the Supreme Court decided this case correctly. Ugly as it is.
P.S. If you already answered this question on Facebook, please skip it here. I'd like to get a rough guess at the interest.
FWIW, here are some videos from a recent concert. Acoustics weren't good but you get the idea:
She says this is part one of four and the rest will be posted as she has time.
diablu in particular will want to watch this, as the opening sequence has him and his late wife Anna standing beside the reporter.
As such things go, it's not bad. A little banal as you would expect, though at least so far the reporter hasn't made outright fun of us. There are typical misspellings - "midevil," really? But for the most part the interviewees were reasonably well-spoken, though I do wish Queen Katherine hadn't bashed medieval food...
As usual, it's sweet and a little bittersweet to look at images of our younger selves.
EDIT: Al-Jazeera now reports an unconfirmed story that the military is clashing with police in Cairo, which would seem to confirm the premise that the military is siding with the protesters..
This revolution looks very real, and has the feel to me of past successful revolutions. It has the potential for an enormous shift in the politics of the Middle East, especially when combined the the unrest in other countries including Tunisia, Algeria and Yemen.
This could be exciting.
The big round ones are the scariest, but considering the year you've had, this one should be great!
N10, Polyhymnia, a subset of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the middle of the Serengetti. Gate on Cariadoc's Path between Brewer's and Chandler
2. When are you arriving?
Saturday for Land Grab, then going home and returning (with the second load of stuff!) on Sunday Land Grab. There to stay from then on, except for occasional trips home to feed the cats and do laundry.
3. What cool stuff are you doing?
Marshalling youth combat for the first time, serving as a Pennsic University Ambassador, singing in the Debatable Choir concert (Monday Aug. 9 at 8 pm, be there!) and possibly the Pennsic Choir, shooting the Archery War Points, working the AEthelmearc Royal hospitality table for a few shifts, and teaching a calligraphy class on how to fix mistakes on scrolls.
4. What's your SCA name?
Arianna of Wynthrope
He was one of my heroes. Cantakerous troublemaker that he was, he seems to have done what was right to keep the public informed, especially of government misdeeds, regardless of the cost to himself.
I'll miss your voice on Saturday mornings with Scott Simon, Mr. Schorr. But you know, 93 isn't such a bad run, especially since you clearly kept your intellect and wit right to the end .
This week I found out that, although the hospital gave him prescriptions for 17 different medications before releasing him, he has neither health insurance (for which he does not qualify due to several pre-existing conditions) nor the $800 to purchase those prescriptions. As a result, he hasn't filled a single one. He has no antibiotics, no pain medication, or any other medicines to help him in the long road to recovery.
With Huon’s permission, I am holding a fundraiser this Sunday at Debatable Lands' Barony meeting. We’ll have a box into which you can place donations, and we encourage you to contribute whatever you can.
In addition, one of Master Huon’s apprentices, THL Glynis of the Inn of the Laughing Fox, is donating at least one poster from the new Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe. We’ll be raffling off the poster, so bring your cash!
You can also send contributions to Huon directly, by mail. Send me a private message and I can provide his home address.
This is a private fundraiser, not sponsored by the Barony-Marche or the SCA, though the Baron, Baroness and Baronial Seneschale have graciously given permission for it to be held at Barony meeting.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. I look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.
Marian of Edwinstowe, of the Barony of Carolingia, was a fixture in the SCA long before I joined. She was a Lady with a capital "L", warm, kind and caring but with just the right touch of sass and humor. I was saddened to learn that she passed away last night after a long illness.
I only knew Marian slightly, though she was always kind to me. I remember at my first Pennsic, when the Pelican was a relatively new order, and some people who'd received Laurels for service "traded them in" for Pelicans. She was one of the people who did so at that court, held by Gyrth and Melisande. That was in 1978. She later received another Laurel, for her cooking, but a while back she eschewed the title "Mistress" and asked to be addressed simply as "Goodwife." It suited her.
Johan was very close to Marian, having lived in her home/boarding house, the Buttery, for a number of years on and off. Marian was one of the people who ran the Sated Tyger Inn at Pennsic with him. She was one of the cooks and contributed greatly to the menu and organization of the kitchen. She is depicted on the Burdened Tyger scroll that Johan got for the Sated Tyger, along with Elspeth Keyfe and a few others, though Johan himself was not, much to his amusement, Johan always spoke of Marian with enormous fondness. I think she was like another mother to him in some ways. She was always extremely welcoming on the occasions when I visited the Buttery.
Her loss will be felt keenly by a great number of people throughout the SCA. My condolences especially to all her dear friends in Carolingia and the Bridge.
Rest in peace, Marian, and know that you were deeply and widely loved.
Recently I was digging through some old photos and found the oldest one I have of myself in the SCA. This is from an East Kingdom Crown Tourney in 1977 at a Boy Scout camp on one of the Finger Lakes, in Thescorre. From left: Anne of the Golden Mantle, Elric of Erewhon, me, Morgan Elandris, and Rosamund Mableswin Entenheales.
I was 19. Man, that was a long time ago.
Oh, and the King and Queen at that Crown were Frederick of Holland, aka Flieg, and Nicorlynn of Caer Wydyr, while the winner of the tourney was Gyrth Oldcastle of Ravenspur fighting for Melisande de Belvoir. It would be Gyrth & Mel's first time on the throne.
Happy Birthday to my apprentice, lrstrobel ! Big hugs and no birthday smacks (at least, not from me!) :-)
If you think you've seen this before, you're probably wrong - just wait for it.