Amazon – the truly global marketplace

Sending a book to Germany – the easy way (via the hard ways).

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A few weeks ago, I volunteered to participate in a global book swap on Facebook.  It was one of those pyramid things, were you sent a book to the person 2 steps ahead of you, and the people 2 steps behind you will send you books. Continue reading “Amazon – the truly global marketplace”

Boston: I’ll be back

Just a taste, but enough to begin plans for a real trip.

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Freedom Trail in Boston – where old meets new.

Sadly, I did not get much time to spend in Boston proper.  This will be a quick update since I only ended up with about 2 hours to explore on my own.  I am looking forward to a return trip, though and plan to spend time in both Boston proper and some greater New England sights.

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Boston!

When you only have time for one… for now.

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Almost 10 years ago.  There is, in fact, a bird on my head.

My company is merging with another company and there is a workshop to discuss the technology and tools alignment between the two companies.  My boss has asked me to attend this workshop on behalf of our organization and I couldn’t be more excited. Continue reading “Boston!”

LARP? Reenactment? Or something else…

How different and alike the SCA actually is.

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Knight and Consort in Crown Tournament

“The Middle Ages – as they should have been.”  This refrain is what you will hear a great many members say when explaining the Society for Creative Anachronism.  This organization began as a costume party based on Arthurian ideals and romanticism.  To be more specific, the game I play is based on the modern ideals and romanticism of the medieval time period.   Continue reading “LARP? Reenactment? Or something else…”

My thoughts on Peerage

PLQs in the SCA – what does it all boil down to?

 

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Swearing fealty during a peerage ceremony.

My favorite holiday has always been Halloween.  It may just be because my birthday has commonly been combined with Halloween parties in my youth.  The only reason I’m a member of a historical re-enactment society is that its members found me first.  I’m not particularly a lover of history, but I am a lover of dressing up. Continue reading “My thoughts on Peerage”