Medieval Monday: The Labors of June — Allison D. Reid

In the Middle Ages, the arrival of June meant not only a change in the weather, but a shift in daily labors, and in what was on the menu to eat. While most crops were harvested much later in the summer, hay was the first to be cut in June, though it was typically poor […]Continue reading “Medieval Monday: The Labors of June — Allison D. Reid”

Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st. — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

We all need a little positivity in our lives, so we are pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Solstice celebrations will return this year – if the lockdown restrictions are lifted as planned. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20 into the morning of June 21 – the same […]Continue reading “Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st. — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information”

Making Friends For Life From Tabletop RPGs — StoryTogether

Great, lasting relationships are built on the foundation of shared experiences. Whether it’s the couple who have been married for fifty years, or a group of best friends since childhood, or even a long-running team in sports, the foundation of the experiences that they’ve shared form the strength and depth of their relationships. Marriages, friendships, […]Continue reading “Making Friends For Life From Tabletop RPGs — StoryTogether”

The Immortality of Words and Stories — The Paltry Sum

Humans are short lived creatures. Tortoises live for a few hundred years. If they had the urge to, they could rule the world, but they don’t appear to have the interest. 765 more words The Immortality of Words and Stories — The Paltry Sum

Walking in Circles — France & Vincent

It has been a very busy week, almost entirely without internet access or even a decent phone signal. Much has gone beautifully, some things most definitely not as planned and others have just been a sheer joy. Friday I woke on the moors of Yorkshire after a 400 mile drive, visited my mother in Leeds […]Continue reading “Walking in Circles — France & Vincent”

A Song with Sue Vincent – the birth of the Silent Eye — The Silent Eye

In the near darkness, the woman’s gentle right hand came down on my shoulder from behind. It was the signal that she was ready, that we could begin either the bravest or the stupidest thing we’d ever attempted. (With the giant enneagram lovingly ‘taped’ onto the carpet of the Nightingale Centre, the cast of ‘The […]Continue reading “A Song with Sue Vincent – the birth of the Silent Eye — The Silent Eye”

Folly — France & Vincent

You may have noticed that I seem to spend a lot of time wandering the highways and wild places with a camera. Occasionally I become aware that this is, quite possibly, folly for a woman alone. As I waded through nettles taller than I this morning, in search of a shot of a local ruin […]Continue reading “Folly — France & Vincent”

Camp NaNoWriMo/NaNoFinMo

My fellow writers, in case you weren’t aware, Camp NaNoWriMo begins next Thursday and the folks over at NaNoWriMo.org have declared April National Novel Finishing Month, or NaNoFinMo. Whether that means finishing a past NaNoWriMo project that didn’t reach the finish line of 50,000 words, or in my case, expanding the novel I won withContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo/NaNoFinMo”

Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe

Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat, was invented in 1958 by Vince DeDomenico, the son of an Italian American businessman. It was inspired by a pilaf recipe given to his sister-in-law by an Armenian immigrant. A boxed convenience food consisting of vermicelli combined with long grain rice sautéed in butter and then simmered in water mixedContinue reading “Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe”

Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Sometimes when I feel I’m losing sight of the wonder of this existence, not just here on this planet, but in this solar system, in this galaxy, in this unimaginably vast and still largely mysterious universe, I like to watch videos like this one in order to be reminded of just how amazing is theContinue reading “Journey to the Edge of the Universe”