Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for September detailing what
is new in the Florilegium this month.
I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have
researched a little known subject in our period or you practice a
little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to
introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in
academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few
have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them
published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire
I have just heard that the GeoCities free websites are going away. If
you have such a site with SCA-type files and don't wish to move to the
pay version, the files that you have worked so hard to produce, may
make a good addition to the Florilegium. I am in the process of moving
several articles on tablet weaving by Eve the Just from GeoCities to
the Florilegium and would be happy to consider more.
Mundanely, I am an Electronics Engineer with a specialty in designing
and delivering board and systems level projects. Unfortunately, I'm
still in the middle of what has been a long search for my next
opportunity. If you are on LinkedIn and believe that I have shown any
skills in creating and running the Florilegium that a perspective
employer might find appealing, I would appreciate you submitting a
recommendation for me there. My LinkedIn profile can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/marksharris
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past nineteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been
collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail
lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make
this information available to others, I have placed this information
in a collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
I have added an RSS feed for the Florilegium website. If you are
already reading RSS feeds, please add the Florilegium RSS feed to find
out when new and updated files as well as new features get added to
the website. If you are unfamiliar with RSS, or Real Simple
Syndication, it is a method built into many web browsers, and also
available as a separate tool, which alerts you when the contents of
your favorite websites have been changed.
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article
that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me
for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class
handouts will also often work out well. I am especially interested in
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the BEVERAGES section:
Warm-Beere-art "An aside— on Beer and English Customs"
by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis.
In the CLOTHING section:
QD-Trunk-hose-art "Quick and Dirty Trunk Hose" by Don Tivar
In the EQUESTRIAN section:
Horse-Games-art "Equestrian Games" by Lady Lyonet Lamoureux.
In the FEASTS section:
Food-Safety-art "Food Safety in the SCA" by Lady Avelyn Grene.
In the FOOD section:
DYKIP-Pies-art "Did You Know its Period? Part 5: Simple
Simon's Pies" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
In the FOOD-SWEETS section:
Custard-Tarts-art "The Great Custard Tart Caper" by Baroness
Jehanne de Huguenin, OP.
In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:
eating-plates-msg Period eating plates. Roundels.
In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:
leather-boxes-bib A bibliography on leather boxes and leather-
covered boxes by Master Magnus Malleus, OL.
In the SCA-INC section:
Award-Trivia-art "Award Trivia" by Pursuivant Domhnall na
In the TEXTILE-ARTS section:
Bg-Tab-Weavng-art "Beginning Tablet Weaving" by Eve the Just.
Here are the updated files for this month:
cucumbers-msg Medieval and period cucumbers. Recipes.
finger-foods-msg Ideas for finger foods at feasts and events.
ginger-msg Period use of the spice ginger.
p-marinating-msg Period marinating of meats.
picnic-feasts-msg Ideas for light, picnic style feasts.
relics-msg Use of religious relics in period.
SCA-in-books-msg Mentions of the SCA in books and magazines.
siege-cooking-msg A cooking contest where teams are given
min. time, ingredients to create a meal.
torches-msg Medieval torches.
Copyright 2009, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related
publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left
unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit
the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article
introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact
info are retained.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas [log in to unmask]
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****