Post #31.7, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Annegray in the Vosges Mountains             Now we are in the halleluiah season after Easter. The prayers of resurrection seem awkward for pilgrims among us who have come only with the heavy chains of Lenten suffering. The Irish monks celebrate Easter using a different calculation than the Roman pilgrims so theContinue reading “Post #31.7, Tuesday, April 19, 2022”

Post #26.8, Weds., November 17, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. The vineyards of Ezra          Colleta is reciting rumors of the war so I won’t refute these details with actual fact. “We’ve heard you encountered a dragon. And we’ve heard that my son-in-law Bertigan nearly suffered death. And that my own son Daniel was the dragon slayer.”          “Are you askingContinue reading “Post #26.8, Weds., November 17, 2021”

Post #26.1, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Forest Primeval          A scream of terror pierces the night.          Count Bert is screaming, “a dragon! A dragon is slithering through the wood right toward our camp!”          It is the night of Samhain when the two plains, the immortal and the mortal of earth become one. “This was theContinue reading “Post #26.1, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021”

Post #25.11, Weds., October 27, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E.          Thole has been waiting in the rain with the horses inviting me to ride with him to his father’s house. First we gather up the chickens binding their feet to take them along.           We only go toward Tours as far as the road into the little village where BertiganContinue reading “Post #25.11, Weds., October 27, 2021”

Post #24.1, Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          We are at our work stations in the inks instructed to slow-walk the copying of John’s Gospel because there is no next assignment waiting. We will use more art and smaller letters to take up our time. But I fear art is so definitive and this Gospel of John,Continue reading “Post #24.1, Wednesday, September 1, 2021”

Post #6.1, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Historical setting: 562 C.E. The site of the Cathedral Fire in Tours I have a suggestion for the young aristocrat. “If there is to be no rebuilding we could just turn this ash over with the clay saving the flowers of these weeds to make this place a great meadow of flowers! Imagine the wonderContinue reading “Post #6.1, Tuesday, March 3, 2020”

Post #5.12 Thursday, February 27, 2020

Historical Setting: 562 C.E. Gaul          Speaking with young George, we find these fallen stones are a fine place for me to begin our chat.         “The bishop mentioned you had a interest in this place that was once a church and, like me, you are also a scribe. Maybe we can share gifts and findContinue reading “Post #5.12 Thursday, February 27, 2020”