#42.11, Thurs., March 23, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. On the road to Luxeuil          Greg is agape studying every soldier in the line, noting every detail: the armor, the swords, the horses, the rich silks, the banner. This is not the banner of the queen.           “It’s not royalty at all under that banner.” I tell them, but myContinue reading “#42.11, Thurs., March 23, 2023”

#35.7, Tues., Aug., 16, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Châlons          The servant folds down the sumptuous linens and our ewer is replenished and now Ana and I are alone.          I ask Ana what she discovered of a woman’s anatomy in the books.          “I’ve learned more from the shepherd. The only medical book was the Roman book fromContinue reading “#35.7, Tues., Aug., 16, 2022”

Post #34.1 Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Near Annegray in the Vosges Mts. Ana and I have a journey before us and we’ve barely finished preparing. A bird arrives with the message that Thole is waiting at the monastery with our horses. So on this fine summer’s day we take up our traveler’s bags and our bird inContinue reading “Post #34.1 Tuesday, July 5, 2022”

Post #26.9, Thurs. November 18, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Count Bertigan’s estate          As the great victory feast is being prepared rumors of our so-called war are swirling. I can hardly affirm any truth to the rumors – I was there. I saw we had a campfire all night and watched and listened as the Pagan tribe performed rituals ofContinue reading “Post #26.9, Thurs. November 18, 2021”