Stinky Hair and How to Avoid it Medieval Style

  If Yankee Candle came out with a new collection called Scents of the Middle Ages, chances are you wouldn’t be too interested. Why? Because at some point in your education, you have probably been told how disgusting everything and everyone in the Middle Ages smelled. Time to dispel some myths…partially. It is probably true that medieval […]

A Renfair Affair

In America we’re all about instant gratification. If I get it in my head at three in the morning that I need a jar of peanut butter, a pair of socks, and a bicycle, I fully expect that I should be able to drive to a store and get those things that very instant. Not […]

Killer Pigs: Animals, Farming, and The Way Things Used To Be.

“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor We need to go back to the way things used to be! This idea that the past was somehow more noble, virtuous, godly, insert adjective here, is something I’ve come across in people of all types. In […]

The Battles of Bancroft Street and North Inch

Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. Erwin Rommel When I began writing Beneath the Destined Stone I didn’t have much of a plan. I knew that I wanted it to be a time-travel novel. I knew my main character and my villain would be from the 21st century, and I knew […]