#42.4, Weds., March 8, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. Cottage in the Vosges          I’m watching ten-year-old Simon trying to teach his little four-year-old-brother Haberd to stack stones into a cairn.  Haberd teases him by collecting misshapen, nearly unstackable stones, then he makes the tower tumble.  Simon chooses another flat rock and little Haberd finds a big round pebble andContinue reading “#42.4, Weds., March 8, 2023”

Post #33.1, Weds., June 1, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          The storm starts with distant thunder, the wind, and now curtains of rain are moving across the hilltop in the darkness. I hang a buckskin down from the canopy of thatch over my bed, but the rivulets of rain run between the thatch and the deerContinue reading “Post #33.1, Weds., June 1, 2022”