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suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.11.2014
Heraldry refers to the symbol a chieftain or lord used to identify his fiefdom. This symbol was displayed in a banner, on his coat, on his soldier's coats and on their armament. This is where the expression "coat of arms" originated. During these medieval ages, they called a messenger a "herald."...
terry-spear's picture
Jan.17.2014
This was a fun story about reincarnation and how these teens couldn't break a curse passed down over the generations from their Viking heritage. It touches on berserkers of old. And about anger management issues. I actually wrote this after we were playing a game at a Christmas party one year...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.18.2013
Viking is from the Old Norse word vikingr, and is used to describe the pirate Northmen who plundered the coasts of Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries. Viking is also another name for sea rover. The title Norseman and Northmen have the same meaning; it's used to designate ancient Scandinavian men,...
earl-merkel's picture
Apr.02.2013
With a nice lead-in on the History Channel from "The Bible" mini-series, the new scripted-fiction TV series "Vikings" is gaining traction among viewers... and that prompts me to post this, the latest in our "Nearly Forgotten Master-Works" occasional series. Below is a review of one such book:...
christopher-meeks's picture
Dec.25.2012
“The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine to make spirits in your head.”— Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried) Why write or read stories? Why, for that matter, dance...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jul.24.2012
When Duke William of Normandy invaded England in 1066 he was well prepared, not just with military might, ships, sailors and archers, but with a pre-fab castle. The clever invader brought fitted and framed timbers and barrels full of pegs in which to piece them together. William has this castle...
mary-ann-bernal's picture
Jul.07.2012
The Briton and the Dane (The Special Edition) Kindle edition is free this weekend (July 7-8) Click on the link if you're interested: http://www.amazon.com/Briton-Dane-Special-Edition-ebook/dp/B005C5T96Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341664595&sr=8-4&keywords=mary+ann+bernal
mary-ann-bernal's picture
Apr.09.2012
Enter the contest at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13562877-the-briton-and-the-dane-the-...
w-l-hoffman's picture
Mar.15.2012
Recently, our family attended an evening program featuring a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall. This graceful and passionate elder was a role model extraordinaire for my adolescent daughters. Dr. Goodall talked of humble beginnings, her family’s unwavering support, bold adventures and the future...
mary-ann-bernal's picture
Feb.23.2012
The Briton and the Dane  The Complete Trilogy is now available in the Kindle Store   http://www.amazon.com/Briton-Dane-Complete-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B007B6XARQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1330029264&sr=1-6