Orange moon sliver
Bitter winter horizon
Yellow light indoors
With apologies for a link to That Other Place, this (and some of the thread) is a valuable piece of thinking: https://twitter.com/vgr/status/1027604793101959168
Hagfish: astonishingly weird creatures, really. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/hagfish-slime/581002/
I may need to visit Peru, which is not a sentence I expected to write.
The similarity to the medieval crimes of regrating and forestalling is pretty striking here: https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/inside-the-strange-yet-profitable-world-of-retail-arbitrage
Tortillas. They're on my list of things to learn to make _properly_. https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/discovering-chicano-identity-through-tortillas-de-harina
Summary: larger sizes of grain in posher houses in Swedish Iron Age settlement. Not surprising in social terms, but it shows a capability to sort grain which might otherwise be unexpected - essentially, we can take this to mean they had some sort of sieving device, because sorting grain by hand would be complete and utter madness. https://www.academia.edu/38111292/Barley_grain_at_Upp%C3%A5kra_Sweden_evidence_for_selection_in_the_Iron_Age
This looks interesting: https://www.academia.edu/37890058/Sugar_Bakers_and_Confectioners_in_Georgian_Ireland
Dun in Mara is running our armoured combat event again, now with added Middle Eastern Dance. You should come to it. https://www.duninmara.org/events/2019/cruinniu/
A redesign of the Drachenwald Kingdom website is underway, and there's a prototype available to look at now. Check out http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/j/ - and send any feedback to email@example.com
Some thinking on blogging as a practice & platform: https://tedium.co/2019/01/01/2019-independent-blogging-trends/
One of the first things I want to do is set up some kind of index, or database, or tagging system, or... something, which will allow me to look at the books and papers I have, particularly around my core areas of Irish and Medieval food history, and see which are relevant to a given topic. I sort-of have LibraryThing in mind for this, but it won't handle the papers, and doesn't really have the granularity I want.
I feel this deserves wider support: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/8714196c-73fe-425b-8b78-182dbe97b582
I'm not entirely sure what 'official' means here. Surely this stone circle was on OS maps and the like? https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/1631954/archaeologists-officially-record-ancient-stone-circle-in-north-east-farm/
This looks like it'll be interesting: http://www.openculture.com/2018/12/public-domain-day-is-coming.html - material from 1923 entering the public domain.
Food historian, cook, SCAdian, gamer, marketer. Irish. He/him.
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.