March 2021: Unfortunately, I’ve had to cancel classes but this gives me time to revamp things, add in new things I’ve learned, and fall down some rabbit holes.
January 2021: Preparing for teaching at the Atlantia University on February 13th. Which means new books! Next, to update the presentation and prepare for the Gulf Wars Courtesan College in March. My goal for GWCC is to teach about using modern makeup to get the Roman look and on Roman Prostitution.
November 2020: Two of my articles for Northshield’s Newsletter were not published due to content, you can find them here and here. It’s not surprising but it is disappointing. I will be teaching my Roman Jewelry class again and it will include a brief overview of amulets (i.e. fascinum, bulla, lunula). I think I spelled all those right, I’m a little sleep deprived.
October 2020: The class schedule has been set for Northshield’s SUN (See the home page for more info) and I wrote a few articles for the Kingdom Newsletter. Honestly, like most SCAdians, I find motivation elusive. Which is odd because I really enjoy studying, well, everything. Of course, a lot of my time has gone to areas of service in the SCA. For most of us behind the scenes, life has not only become busier but also more complex. I can honestly say that when the joined the SCA I didn’t plan on learning about Zoom, copyright laws, and Dora the Explorer (the last one is just an odd story that I won’t even). But, there is pleasure is service. I go forward hoping that what I am doing will keep people connected to the SCA. To keep their memories alive, keep the dream alive. Thus, I may not be keeping up on here like I would hope, not sure anyone reads this anyway, but beside the aforementioned, I am trying to conquer the world. You have no idea how time consuming that can be. I need spreadsheets.
August 2020: NEW BOOKS! I might have gone a little overboard. But, dammit, I will find out about Roman anklets. I need a book patron.
August 2020: I miss geeking out with people, I miss doing things for fun, and I miss my friends. Also, doing service in the SCA is very rewarding but equally heartbreaking.
August 2020: It was just announced that the Stellar University of Northshield (SUN) will be online and not cancelled! This is my SCA anniversary event and thus very special to me. I’m gathering a list of classes that I’d like to teach, the Intro to Roman Jewelry being an obvious one. More info on what’s on the menu to come.
August 2020: I recently appeared on the The Knowne World Courtesan podcast called Whores to Culture, where, with the host, we managed to completely derail off into interesting topics. There was no chance at focusing, not with another Roman geek, but there was plenty of laughter intermingled between serious subjects. In the end, we could focus on one, well, two things, that seeing Henry Cavill in Minoan and Charlize Theron in an Egyptian beaded net dress, would be absolutely mind blowing. As a side note, that Egyptian dress had thousands of fence beads on it. It would have been absolutely resplendent in the Egyptian sun.
August 2020: At the Knowne World Courtesan Virtual College I was honored to be able to teach a class on Roman Jewelry (called All That Bling). It was a brief overview of Roman Jewelry with a discussion of amulets, like the fascinum and the vulva pendants. The class presentation is posted here but due to the sensitive nature you must contact me for the password.
March 2020: My schedule for Gulf Wars is set. A little fighting but definitely doing courtesan stuff.
March 2020: Gulf is cancelled, as is likely most of the events this year. The world is on lockdown. Until next year, my friends.
January 2020: Twelfth Night in Northshield. The courtesans of Northshield had a wonderful salon, unfortunately, my only contribution was looking good and providing genital and boob chocolates and hart cookies (that’s a lie, my food patron did most of the work). We’ve been invited to Coronation.