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The Worst Thing Today

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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Mon August 12th, 2013, 11:54 pm

Sometimes, access to knowledge can put you ahead.

And sometimes, even with that, you can still wish you didn't know.
"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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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 1:59 pm

Was blindsided this morning with the news that one of my work colleagues lost his battle with cancer over the weekend. This was a recurrence that I thought they had contained, but he was having a lot of issues with the treatment, so not sure what exactly caused his death. So sad. He was a great person to work for.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 3:25 pm

That's such sad news Ludmilla, poor man.
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite 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

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 6:13 pm

Sorry to hear of your colleague, Ludmilla.

Last month has been a bad one for the Renaissance community in NorCal. The head of Thistle House, a large guild which is responsible for guild scheduling at several faires, died in a freak jet-ski accident. I didn't know him well, but he was always pleasant and courteous, and now nobody knows what is going down with the re-enactment section of the upcoming Celtic Musid Festival in Grass Valley.

And if that weren't difficult enough, another guild-master, who handles muv of the arrangements for two big central California faires, was killed in an auto accident over the weekend.

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 9:28 pm

My branch manager got hit by a SUV as it was backing up earlier today. She was banged up, went to the hospital to be checked out, fortunately nothing was broken. Now she's at home resting.

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 11:03 pm

"princess garnet" wrote:My branch manager got hit by a SUV as it was backing up earlier today. She was banged up, went to the hospital to be checked out, fortunately nothing was broken. Now she's at home resting.


What a horrible thing! Glad she is okay.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite 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

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed September 11th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Went in for tests because of persistent abdominal pain. I appear to have a 6.6 cm mass where my right ovary ought to be.

This could be very inconvenient.

I really ought to finish that dratted prequel and launch the five novels I've spent a decade re-writing.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Wed September 11th, 2013, 7:23 pm

Eeeek! Sending you all positive vibes and hope you're soon fit and well again!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed September 11th, 2013, 9:44 pm

"MLE" wrote:Went in for tests because of persistent abdominal pain. I appear to have a 6.6 cm mass where my right ovary ought to be.

This could be very inconvenient.


Very upset to hear this. Of course it does sound very serious and I am thinking of you. I hope you get prompt attention and treatment to address this and hopefully put it in the past.
Yes - positive vibes coming your way.

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wendy
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Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Postby wendy » Wed September 11th, 2013, 10:35 pm

"MLE" wrote:Went in for tests because of persistent abdominal pain. I appear to have a 6.6 cm mass where my right ovary ought to be.

This could be very inconvenient.

I really ought to finish that dratted prequel and launch the five novels I've spent a decade re-writing.


Good luck with the treatment. My thoughts are with you for a painless and speedy recovery.
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)
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