Demonstrating the Difference

A lot has changed in my life in the past 3 to 4 years.  I started powerlifting in 2011 and was in a car accident in 2013 that forced me to quit lifting for a time (about a year, actually). I had ankle surgery (2014), walked the UK (2014), and got hit with some type […]

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Irish Fair Recap

The Long Beach Irish Fair and Music Festival was fun.  It was not as well-executed this year, likely due to the death of the previous organizer who wasn’t known for his delegation.  There were some other issues, as well, but the most significant for us and the other re-enactment groups was that of the Fire […]

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Potrero War 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog. I do apologize. I’ve been hugely busy with my dissertation. The good news is I have submitted my proposal for preliminary feedback and have received half of that feedback.  I need to make some edits, then it gets submitted for IRB and RRB review, oral […]

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Getting Back to It…

We’re home from Great Western War. I’m still fighting some fatigue issues, but I’m working on things for the shop! The skin care class went well and everyone seemed to have a great time. I will be expanding my store to include aromatherapy items (such as bath bombs) for those who may be inclined, and […]

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Skin Care Class Handout

I’ve spent a goodly amount of time on this monstrosity. I will have these available at Great Western War, but if you would like to print a copy for yourself, that is fine, as well. This particular handout started getting super long and I knew I was going to have to cut it down, so […]

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Sechen Sings

Okay, so along with all this fantastic skin care and historic information, I also sing. Technically, I’m a classically trained opera singer. My voice falls into the category of spinto soprano, baby coloratura. Those are big, fancy words that just means a) I’m loud, b) I don’t blend, c) I sing loud, high, and d) […]

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Recipe Trials

I’m slowly getting in the items I need to make some of the recipes that are on my long list of recipes to try. I also have Great Western War coming up next week, which is part of why blog posts have been sporadic, at best. I decided that since our King had invited so […]

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Stressing…

I really should research some period-appropriate de-stressers. Besides leeching or blood letting. There is a week and half-ish til Great Western War. Our first war. My first time teaching. …and I have nothing finished because I’ve been working on this website and my dissertation. I still have to make garb; I still have to buy […]

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New Presence

I’ve been working on a bunch of things. Today, Geiri and I created a Thing for our cats. Nekko (pictured) is about 13 years old. When he falls asleep, he tends to sort of roll to the side. In this case, he rolls to the side away from the window which causes him to crash […]

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Crash, Burn, & Rise from the Ashes

I had a good many blog entries going. A fair few hours were spent typing each entry, recipe, results update, etc. I had the brilliant idea to convert the site to a standard site; and that went very, very badly. So badly that I lost all of the posts I had made from August til […]

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