#37.11, Weds., Oct. 26, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Châlons          Father Felix is telling me about King Guntram’s plan to move Father Columbanus from Annegray to Luxovium. Columbanus has not yet heard of this plan but already preparations have begun to send the workers who are completing this project on to begin another similar build in the foothills ofContinue reading “#37.11, Weds., Oct. 26, 2022”

#37.8, Weds., Oct. 19, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Bertigan’s Estate near Tours          Tonight we are guests of the Count’s where the people are my own family. Here, my son Ezra is now the elder patriarch. Everyone calls him “Papa” and they help him from the chair. When he speaks they listen. When they speak I wonder if heContinue reading “#37.8, Weds., Oct. 19, 2022”

Post #31.3, Thurs., April 7, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          Annegray is a ruin of a fortress.  Like Ana’s house it has very sturdy stone walls. But here pieces of a makeshift roof are only in the places most needed. With skins hoisted over here and striped tenting or woven waxed cloth over there it hasContinue reading “Post #31.3, Thurs., April 7, 2022”

Post #23.5, Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          “We don’t have to hurry,” August explains, “the bread is rising, and the meal is eggs which will cook quickly as everyone is gathering at the boards.”          We break each egg and beat it into the froth as Brother August shares another bit of Brother Joel’s wisdom.         Continue reading “Post #23.5, Wednesday, August 11, 2021”