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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Wed April 4th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Seeing colleagues I hadn't seen in awhile and enjoy talking whenever they're here at central.

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu April 12th, 2012, 6:37 pm

My oldest made it to the district spelling competition again this year. It's going on right now.

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DianeL
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Post by DianeL » Sun April 15th, 2012, 12:25 am

Had a good writing exercise in a workshop today (here). I dislike the dialogue, but it was otherwise a free-flowing and relatively easy success.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Wed April 18th, 2012, 12:00 am

Getting to chat with a certain somebody again. :D
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed April 18th, 2012, 7:47 pm

One of my best friends called today to tell me she was pregnant. She was told many times that she and her husband would never be able to conceive naturally because of his past cancer issues and her MS. Boy (or Girl) were they wrong!
Brenna

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu April 19th, 2012, 8:01 pm

That's amazing, Brenna!

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat April 21st, 2012, 11:28 pm

The smell of Virginia Sweetspire blooming in our neighborhood right now. We also have a lot of Bluebirds and Pileated Woodpeckers this year. One in particular sounds like he's drilling all the way to China (fortunately in the woods and not our house!).

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 4:22 am

Delightful and informative meeting of the Bay Area chapter of the Historical Novel Society. The meeting topic was 'promotion and publicity' with a panel featuring Cecelia Holland, Ciji Ware, Gillian Bagwell, and Destiny Kinal. Lots of new info on what works and what didn't in this brave new publishing world.

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Post by SGM » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 2:30 pm

Discovering that I can download library books to my phone.

This might seem a little pathetic but when I ordered the new phone I told them I didn't care how many megapixels the phone had but it did have to have three other things: Kindle, Audible and the BBC iPlayer.

It has Kindle but the app didn't become available until the day I received the phone (handy), Audible won't be available for another three months or so. But I can't get the BBC on it and we don't know if, or when, this will be available. I thought that as a worst possible scenario, I could swap the SIM into my old phone but it turns out it uses a different sized SIM so that won't work.

It's not as if I use it very often but it is dang handy to have when something major is happening in the country or the world to keep up to date. I can download programmes to my old phone to watch on long journeys to and from work if necessary (although I am usually too busy reading) but it doesn't keep me up to date. The phone does have Sky News but.....i hate hate hate Sky and won't willingly participate in its offerings.

So finding Overdrive for it was a definite plus.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Post by DianeL » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 6:48 pm

I won't get into details irrelevant to most of us, but today, rainy and cold and beautiful, is one I am grateful for in Christ. Training myself to humility may be beyond me in the end, but there is joy even occasionally releasing myself to a finer will than I can ever possess, and even more in finding hope for a loved one's greater good.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/
I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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