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The Nomadic Troglodyte

Screaming Ascent from Chaos

Beautiful People #25 – June 2017

Paper Fury is out with another Beautiful People post this month, and here I am doing a post on Godric Dorial - my 1000+-year-old Viking, former amnesiac, odd fellow. He's seen a lot, experienced even more, and felt enough for... Continue Reading →

Painting Bottles – and a ‘How-To’

Well, since this is /already/ a hobby of mine - I wasn't going to let the wordpress prompt of the day go to waste: Bottle. I was in a cafe, saw a candle stuck in an old prosecco bottle, and... Continue Reading →

The Magna Carta

For a most excellent overview of the Magna Carta (it's purpose, history, etc.), I highly recommend the intellectually curious and otherwise historically underprepared (like me) to go over to The Kindred Connection and read this genealogy-related post: The Magna Carta... Continue Reading →

The Farwell Divergence – A Genealogy Story

There are certain moments in every genealogy journey that carve themselves into the memory like nothing else. The first name you recognize from history. The first individual you come across who's description reads "this person may or may not have... Continue Reading →

Lessons in Aunt-hood – Gratitude

So, growing into an adult means you learn about all the different kinds of things that the grown-ups did when you were a kid - but through their eyes. Not just talking about taxes here, but some of the little... Continue Reading →

Photography in Bulk – Portraits

So I recently took 20 peoples' portraits. It's an annual thing for the family business, and (after years of practice) I'm pretty darn good at it, too. There's only so much I can do when the framing and background are... Continue Reading →

Wins for The Cursed Child

As I sit to write this, I have just pried myself off of a sunny porch where, not 24 hours ago, I was leaning to catch the last rays of the sun while racing to catch the last words on... Continue Reading →

Do da Funk – 10 Ways to Feel Better

Here is some random, hard-won, peculiar, and altogether unexpected troglodyte advice for getting out of a funk. Not all of us are as down as Hal was after fighting at Agincourt and thinking the French were gearing up for another... Continue Reading →

Lessons in Aunt-hood – Play

During my time in Oklahoma, I spent hours on end with little people. Normally, this is not the case. In my day-to-day, I don't have a lot of interaction with anyone under the age of 18. This has been the... Continue Reading →

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