Hiker Discovers Viking Sword in Norway (Hordaland County Council) HAUKELI, NORWAY—A hiker who sat down to rest discovered a 1,200-year-old Viking sword in central southern Norway. “The sword was found in very good condition. It is very special to get into a sword that is merely lacking its grip,” archaeologist Jostein Aksdal told The Local,… Read More Hiker Discovers Viking Sword in Norway – Archaeology Magazine
Here is a round-up of some amazing websites I have stumbled onto recently… Interested in art, architecture, Michelangelo or Italy? Check out the Sistine Chapel in 360 degree graphical display High resolution shots of the artwork in the Mediterranean collection at SAM How about animals? Some great wildlife pix from the NYTimes.com Baby animals born this Spring… Read More Inspiration time!
If you were ever a Kepler student, you probably remember me from Symposium. I was part of the Leo group, the sealions. I am currently an MA student at U. Wales, Trinity St. David and working on my research project for the term. I am interested in the responses of any Kepler College students, whether… Read More Calling all Kepler College Students, past and present
I am amazed at the way memory works, or doesn’t as the case may be. I had a demonstration of how mine works today while I was driving to Weaving Works to pick up a part for my loom. A tune started up on the radio and I quickly recognized the Sorcerer’s Apprentice but then couldn’t remember who… Read More The convolutions of memory…
I just attended the AFA’s conference on Traditional Astrology in the 21st Century. It was held In honor of James H. Holden, FAFA with Ben Dykes, Demetra George and Chris Brennan. Holden is the author of many books including his new translation of Firmicus Maternus’ Mathesis, but I was there to have him sign my copy of A… Read More The AFA Conference
My morning commute has doubled but that is ok because I am almost completely moved into my new studio. Instead of down the hall, I am now downstairs. I’ve taken over the MIL apartment at ground level in our house. The move gives me a quiet client space and craft space at the same time.… Read More The news!
We had a great camping trip. Rob was feeling better but wasn’t supposed to be walking so we couldn’t go for our regular campground walks. I had a commissioned wedding necklace to make so I brought the jewelry tool box along. The bride wanted citrine and pearls. I love that combination started 3 different necklaces with… Read More Camping!