A stop at the Retford market

Sorry I’ve been so delinquent about continuing our travels through Nottinghamshire. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, what with driving Child1 to college nine hours away, then turning around […]

Summertime, Summertime

Ah, the joys of summer. Lazy days, hammocks under the maple tree,  corn on the cob, poison ivy… Wait. I live in southern Oregon. We have poison oak, not poison […]

Make your own Viking spoon

Okay, maybe not.  But here’s someone who did, and it’s fun to see how he did it. Since there’s a scene in IMMORTAL WARRIOR in which the the serfs at Alnwick […]

Is it that time again already?

Apparently so.  Today is my regular monthly blog slot at Rose City Romance Writers.  The topic of the month is research, which could be boring, but has turned out not to be […]

The greening time

Did you know that the low hanging, large, reddish moon that would be called a Harvest Moon in late September/Early October is called a Strawberry Moon when it happens near […]

Two wondrous things

First, there is water on Mars. (Link to Wired article with nice image showing ice chunks subliming.) Second, the Smithsonian now has their photograph collection up on Flickr Commons, with […]

Back to the research track with the Internet Medieval Sourcebook — Fordham University’s online repository of original medieval era documents in the original languages and in translation, plus links to […]

There’s more to Google Earth than finding a satellite view of your house — which is cool enough — or even seeing the land where your characters walk. You can […] — a wonderful interactive timeline of the Middle Ages. Approaches the era both chronologically and as “Episodes”, which break down specific incidents. Includes thorough listings of medieval people and […]