A Tradition of Work

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Margie my neighbor across the street is getting her roof done, and I think it's the same Amish family that did my roof about 3 years back, the Byler family. They have a crew of six out there this morning with two of the boys in their young teens, and it's a treat to watch them working together. The younger ones sometimes are doing something with an older fella sitting right next to him walking him through the task. They are passing on the skills.

Dad really hit it off with the Bylers back when they…
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Kalamazoom!


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So last week was the 56th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, except it wasn't really. It wasn't actually held in Kalamazoo because the entire 7 day conference was for the first time held on-line via Zoom (pretty cool). And because of that. I, for the first time, was able to attend the conference (way cool), and I loved it!

There were just over 450 sessions spread out over 6 days, along with meetings and gatherings spread out over 7 days which taken together added up to almost non-stop medievally happenings. Presentation topics ran the gamut of… Read More...
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My Heart's in the Highlands

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It's a rainy, grey day here in Salem, so no yard work for me today. I've been drinking some coffee though, and thinking about how things sometimes work out over the years. You know, Cuz, I have been a nut for things Celtic since I was a teenager. My book & music collections have always had a large vein of Celtic running through them and once I was out of my Dad's house and living on my own, wherever I lived (I moved around a lot) I would dash off to Celtic festivals every chance I got…

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