#41.2, Thurs., Feb. 2, 2023

Historical setting: 590 C.E. Cottage between Annegray and Luxeuil          When I mentioned our child yet unnamed Ana smiled with her beautiful whole face beaming far beyond that recent dinge of worry. Together we touched her round belly. We’ve been in the shadow of this thing Colleen calls “circumstance” for what seems a very longContinue reading “#41.2, Thurs., Feb. 2, 2023”

Post #32.3, Thurs., May 5, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains I’m listening to Ana tell of her fear.           “I was raped by the pirates because I tried to escape but quickly discovered we were moored at Aletum, an Island; so I was easily captured back. I wasn’t raped because I was alluring. It was a punishmentContinue reading “Post #32.3, Thurs., May 5, 2022”

Post #32.2, Weds., May 4, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. In the Vosges Mountains          Note to followers: This May chapter is NOT intended for children.          My mind is still on the list for making this a farm: a roof and a donkey and a shed and maybe some goats and hens. All the years that I’ve lived with littleContinue reading “Post #32.2, Weds., May 4, 2022”

Post #7.13, Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Historical setting: A dark age in Gaul, probably 462 C.E.          I beg the doctor. “Please let me go alone for my prayers.”          “Lazarus, my boy, you know the dangers of walking alone into the woods.”          “So you think Nantes has its woods filled with robbers wielding dead tree stalks for clubs, waitingContinue reading “Post #7.13, Wednesday, April 29, 2020”

Post #6.13, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. Gaul          Now I set out on my walk as George returns to his cell in the monastery to await his horsemen with their weapons. He tells me when I see him next he will be Gregory, Bishop of Tours. Gregory will be his new priestly name and his aspiration isContinue reading “Post #6.13, Tuesday, March 31, 2020”