erynn: Gaelic merman image (Book of Dreams)
After contemplating it for several months, I finally went to Lulu and spent all of last night and most of today putting together a 20-page hardbound photo book of my pilgrimage through Ireland and the Isle of Man. It's available by link only, not as an open search item on Lulu.com, so if you're interested, you can have a peek at the book by clicking here. It's $35, because it's hardbound and full color. I've got my proof copy on order but everything looked fine online. Once I get my copy (when I get back from PCon, as there's no way it would get here before I leave), I'll add a permanent link and information for it on my publications page over on Searching for Imbas.

There are a couple of pages of narration, and some material identifying where the photos are from and what they are, but beyond that, it's just some pictures of places I went and things I experienced. There are a couple of other people in some of the photos, but not usually faces, or the faces are far enough away to not be clear. This was primarily necessitated by the fact that I often simply couldn't get photos without people in them at some of the places. Two photos (of me) were taken by others, and the photographers credited. There's no ISBN, so it can't be got through Amazon or other online outlets. It's only available through the link. Anyways, please pass the word along to anyone you think might be interested.

I did most of the work on Firefox, but the browser wouldn't actually process the file to publish, so I had to switch over to Safari for the final work. It eventually got done. It was annoying, though.

This evening I went over to Lake Stevens hang out with the steampunks, and we plotted and planned stuff for the coming several months. March 17th we'll be having a tea & whisky tasting at my place. Other things are planned as well, but mine will just be a small, quiet affair starting about 2pm. If you're interested in coming and having tea and booz0rz with steampunks, let me know.

[livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor is going to be starting up Irish classes in Everett soon. I'll post information as soon as I have it.

Tomorrow will be spent doing more PCon prep.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Lá Fhéil Bride)
I spent a goodly chunk of today in bed with a migraine. I did, however, roast a duck and deal with dishes. I'm hoping to do an Imbolc ritual tomorrow at some point.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (It's raining)
There was still some snow on the cars when I got out the door today. The parking lot and the roads were clear, but it was raining a lot. The drive down to Seattle and back was stressy because of the weather, and worse in the dark.

I talked with my shrink about writing and stuff, and realized that while, yes, I do need to be writing the ogam article (I got more done on it today), I am in part writing it as a way of procrastinating about the Brigid book. The Brigid book is really a huge project for me and I have such high goals for it that it's hard for me to just sit down and be objective about it and do it. I know I'll do okay, even if it takes me a long time. It can't possibly take longer than the ogam book did, can it? I mean, that took something on the order of 18 years from when I started writing about ogam to when I finally published the book, four false starts, and more angst and hair-pulling freaking out than I really needed. This is another project where I can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

I stayed at Travelers for a while and even then I had to go up over Capitol Hill to avoid a stall at a downtown exit that was making I5 north from Columbian Way a parking lot. I'm not really looking forward to tomorrow's drive down for the last group of the year. I'll be down later than usual because the queer Pagan meetup is also tomorrow night, starting at 7pm, so it'll probably be 9 or 10 before I head home again, and by then traffic should be entirely gone; it'll just be late night traffic. That'll be way less stressy.

When I got home I sat down and started digging into the ogam article. When I got into it, I had three pages, one of which was illustrations. Now it's at five and about two, so I got several paragraphs in and feel like I made reasonable progress. Right now I'm mostly trying to just get the information and concepts down. Later I'll try to refine it and make it more poetic and readable. Abraxas isn't a scholarly journal, though footnotes are certainly acceptable. I do want to be able to offer both sources and analysis, but also to show the creativity of the people working with ogam in constructing magical sigils and other modern work.

The other thing I got done today was poking at a concept and general outline for a fic I want to work on after I get the ogam article done. I spent a little time in chat online with [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus, who helps me kick these things around until they take shape. She was, as usual, wonderfully helpful. I'd scribbled several pages of notes to myself in my small notebook while I was at Travelers this afternoon, between reading a book on sound and poetry and having some dinner. In chat we managed to refine some of those ideas a little more. I saved the notes in a doc file that I can pull up when I start to work on the story later.

I wish I had a little more confidence in my writing. *sigh*
erynn: Gaelic merman image (giftie)
I slept later than I had anticipated. [livejournal.com profile] ogam texted me to say he won't be getting here until the 18th, apparently, as he's been sick. I had a confusion about when the Abney Park concert is (January, thought it was December) so I thought there was a schedule conflict. I'm relieved that it wasn't an issue.

This evening [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor and I went down to Seattle to hang out with some friends at a birthday party for a couple of hours. It was nice to see everyone, and the birthday girl was thrilled we were there, so that was nice. I was out of some things that I needed (dog food, half and half) and so we stopped at Safeway on the way back. I had wanted to get out and pick things up yesterday but wasn't feeling well enough to really leave the house for it. I'm glad I was able to get out today for a little while.

I spent some time going over the two issues of Abraxas this evening and wondering whether what I want to write about ogam and magic will actually fit in with their stuff, but I suspect it's just my usual writer anti-ego speaking. That's the one that says I can't actually write and my work is crap and nobody wants to read what I have to say anyway. Which is patent bullshit, but it's what my brain churns out. I always feel this way when I'm trying to start a new project and it sucks.

I was also looking at notes and things for the Brigid book, wondering what I wanted to do with/about that. I do need to start it sometime soon, but it keeps mutating in my head and I'm not quite sure what I want to do with it beyond it being a vehicle for helping people with a flamekeeping practice. How to best accomplish that is the question. I'll probably talk about it with [livejournal.com profile] mael_brigde when she gets here later this month.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (tea club!)
This morning [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht, [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor, and I went out to the Shinto shrine for the fall ceremony. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour or so, and [livejournal.com profile] tedgill and [livejournal.com profile] brandywilliams were both there, so we got a little bit of a chance to catch up with them.

[livejournal.com profile] alfrecht's mom picked him up from the shrine and [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor was too tired to come down to Seattle with me later during the day for the tea and conversation. (BTW, [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor and [livejournal.com profile] thewronghands, you should follow one another and maybe we'll have an easier time getting you two in the same place at the same time!)

I stayed for the tea for a couple of hours, then hauled [livejournal.com profile] wire_mother out for some dinner and then off to chat at Cafe Vita for a while. We spent about two hours together catching up and talking about a lot of things. I was able to make a pretty large decision over the course of our conversation, I just have to figure out how to articulate it soon.

Tomorrow I'm having tea at 1 with a friend, then taking the DoDC+3 to the vet in the late afternoon. I haven't had him in to see one since he nearly got himself killed a couple of years back so he is vastly overdue for his vaccinations.

Got word from Jason today that the poetry book was sent off to the printer and he'll check over the proof copy and then approve it for publication. I'm sitting here looking at a stack of things that I need to write, one of which is for the Hiraeth website as publicity for the book. I have to put together a little bit for [livejournal.com profile] mael_brigde for the DoF newsletter. I have to put together an article from the ogam and magic talk I gave at the Esoteric Book Conference and submit it to Abraxas, then I need to get to work on the Brigid book. I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting, but it still feels pretty overwhelming. I need to finish up the Hiraeth project Tuesday so it'll be with them on Wednesday for publication. Tomorrow I probably won't have a lot of time for it, but Tuesday I should before I have to head out for the steampunk social.

If I'm missing something I've promised to do, please do let me know. My brain is utterly sieve-like right now.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Brigid Healer)
I've posted a new page on my Searching for Imbas blog with a map and photos describing in detail how to find Brigid's Wayside Well in Kildare, Ireland. Given the trouble I initially had finding the place, I thought it would be a service to other pilgrims. You can find the page here.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Ganesha)
As you can probably tell from my posting, I was busy doing things today. The most important thing finished was my first real post about the pilgrimage, with photos and some thoughts about my experiences at Kildare. That was a couple of hours worth of work. I dealt with email and messed around with photos, trying to figure out which ones would go best with the post.

Several things got posted to the LJ today with links for folks who might be interested in them. I posted links to a few things to FB as well -- the blog post and the Brigid & Sarasvati zip file. Got email back from [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm and [livejournal.com profile] druid_medb about joint PCon proposals for panels and such. I still haven't figured out what, if anything, I want to propose for a second solo session.

Graphics arrived from John-Paul Patton of some of his material for the ogam presentation at the EBC. The quality is immensely better than what got printed in his book. I can actually see the layout of the elemental tablet, which is going to make a huge difference for the presentation. I was pleased to receive the material.

My sinuses are all itchy and nasty on me today and I was kind of drowning in them last night in a very sticky and unpleasant way. I suspect that it's mostly just the weather turning toward fall. It's one thing I really hate. I've taken a little extra antihistamine tonight in hopes that I can head some of that off and not have the same problem, or at least not to the same degree, when I'm trying to sleep tonight.

Tomorrow will primarily be dealing with the EBC presentation's graphics. I'm hoping we can either get all or most of it done tomorrow, then I can finish up the preparation over the next few days. If I have some time, I'll try to get the blog page together on how to locate the older Brigid's Well in Kildare town so that other folks won't have to go through the frustrations I did in trying to find it via online searches.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Brighid's cross)
I've started what will probably be a several-weeks-long process of posting about the pilgrimage and trip to Europe over on Searching for Imbas. There are photos on the blog. Mom, you might be able to get them from there, as I know you can't really get them off here for some reason.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Sarasvati)
For those who are interested, and those who asked, I've finally put the notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati talk I did at PCon and Eight Winds earlier this year into a zip file and posted them on my website for you to download.

You can download it here and it should download automatically when you click on the link.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (lotus)
Some back and forth with Storm at Immanion and one issue was resolved. Got some suggestions about possible avenues for publicity for the poetry collection, and hooked up the Immanion publicity person with the Hiraeth publicity person in hopes that they might coordinate something of mutual benefit to both presses in cooperating on publicity for Fireflies.

Did some research for the EBC presentation and have some tabs open on my browser. Went to hang out with a few folks at the AFK this evening for a couple of hours and showed people some photos.

When I got home I did the Lion Hunt ritual and will be putting the candles out in a little while to crawl into bed. Tomorrow is shrinkage and the Lotus ritual. Thursday is my flamekeeping shift.

A fannish reference for [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht:

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erynn: Gaelic merman image (GONZO!)
A nice comfy bed, a pillow, and actual walls around me were very helpful with that sleep thingummy. In other words, I spent a restful night at Chez [livejournal.com profile] hagazusa after some tasty tomato soup, some bread, and a lovely bit of mildly sharp cheddar. [livejournal.com profile] fififolle has been contacted with arrangements for swooping in and taking me away. It's raining off and on today again, but there shall be a voyage out to see the pwny Miss Boo (rest assured, photos will be taken), rain or shine.

I'm still exceedingly creaky but doing a little better. At least a few brain cells have been restored. The keyboards here have things in different places than I'm used to. Once I'm done with this, there will be bits of scribbling in my pilgrimage journal.

As it happens, I am in the land of the Brigantes, so I am once again in Brigid territory, if you will. She and Manannan (whose namesake ferry I made the crossing in, from Isle of Man to Liverpool) have been showing up regularly. Once I get to Brittany, I will be firmly in Merlin territory, and [livejournal.com profile] eydimork says that they have some alternate Merlin stories about what happened to him in that cave and all that. I shall be most interested to hear the local Merlin lore and see the sights, as well as attend the Festival Interceltique in Lorient. I believe Breesha will be there as well, from what she said when we met last week.

I've been having a fine time despite yesterday's utter brain death. Looking forward to the day's adventures!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (GONZO!)
A nice comfy bed, a pillow, and actual walls around me were very helpful with that sleep thingummy. In other words, I spent a restful night at Chez [livejournal.com profile] hagazusa after some tasty tomato soup, some bread, and a lovely bit of mildly sharp cheddar. [livejournal.com profile] fififolle has been contacted with arrangements for swooping in and taking me away. It's raining off and on today again, but there shall be a voyage out to see the pwny Miss Boo (rest assured, photos will be taken), rain or shine.

I'm still exceedingly creaky but doing a little better. At least a few brain cells have been restored. The keyboards here have things in different places than I'm used to. Once I'm done with this, there will be bits of scribbling in my pilgrimage journal.

As it happens, I am in the land of the Brigantes, so I am once again in Brigid territory, if you will. She and Manannan (whose namesake ferry I made the crossing in, from Isle of Man to Liverpool) have been showing up regularly. Once I get to Brittany, I will be firmly in Merlin territory, and [livejournal.com profile] eydimork says that they have some alternate Merlin stories about what happened to him in that cave and all that. I shall be most interested to hear the local Merlin lore and see the sights, as well as attend the Festival Interceltique in Lorient. I believe Breesha will be there as well, from what she said when we met last week.

I've been having a fine time despite yesterday's utter brain death. Looking forward to the day's adventures!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Everything Hurts)
Today I was able to drag my sorry ass down to Douglas and catch the steam train to Port Erin and back but I didn't bother to even try to do anything there, I just hopped on the immediately departing train back to Douglas. Some of the views were lovely and the trains themselves were fun if you're into steam trains. There were a couple of classic vehicles (a 1929 Austin racing car and an Austin six from probably the early 30s) on display. That was pretty cool. Sadly, I've just not been feeling that well and have been having a hard time eating much. I am leaving a stream of disappointed/insulted chefs in my wake because I just can't eat more than a tiny bit of what they bring me.

I've really been emjoying my time here, but it is definitely stick a fork in me time. I'll be very glad to get on the ferry to Liverpool tomorrow and only hope I'm able to manage the one or possibly two transfers from Lime Street Station to Blackburn. When I'm feeling like this, brain engageument is not guaranteed.

I shopped out my books today from the post office down in Douglas, so that was actually two things accomplished, and the most important one of the two. I've been way too fried to find someone to take my photo up in the arms of Manannán. If I can't do it tomorrow, I'm just going to have to forgive myself and move on. I'm at minus levels of spoons right now and feeling it pretty badly. For the record, I'm really really glad I'll be staying with friends for the rest of this trip, because at least they can keep me from wandering out in front of a bus accidentally when I'm too tired to pay attention.

[livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor is on her way to California. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson is picking up the mail for me. Sol is watching the DoDC+3 at his place in Seattle. All at home seems generally well. I've been informed that the books from Hodges & Figgis in Dublin arrived today, so that makes me very happy.

Tomorrow I have a minimal amount of packing to do, and I'll be able to stow my stuff in a locker down at the ferry terminal when I get there, so I won't have to haul it all around Douglas until it's time to check in and get ready to board the vessel.

The cmapsite has started getting crowded for the weekend, right about the time when my tolerance for pre-teen dicks is getting to the large E on the dial. I'm hoping that, for the most part, they'll stay far away from my little cabin, because the last thing I need is a full night of yowling pre-teen boys nearby.

On the up side, Breesha sent me an email and a contact email with a link to some photos of the Brigid's well at the St Brigid's nunnery where her office is located. It's the one that was on the other side of a locked gate from us on Wednesday. The well is nearly inaccessible, under a fallen tree, and very much a mess now, but still flowing, at least. You can see the remains of the stone shelter that had been erected over/around it, but there's not much of it left. I'm hoping next time I get here, I'll be able to visit it myself. The chap who took the photos has written a dissertation on the nunnery and the well, so he'll be well worth talking to about the site when I get back home and have some time to recuperate.

For brekkies tomorrow, I bought myself a pear, a tiny thing of goat cheese, and a bottle of ginger beer. Between that and my tea, I should be good to go.

And now, I think I'm going to curl up and read in my jammies, even though it's only 8:40pm. I'm just Too Damned Tired for anything else.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Everything Hurts)
Today I was able to drag my sorry ass down to Douglas and catch the steam train to Port Erin and back but I didn't bother to even try to do anything there, I just hopped on the immediately departing train back to Douglas. Some of the views were lovely and the trains themselves were fun if you're into steam trains. There were a couple of classic vehicles (a 1929 Austin racing car and an Austin six from probably the early 30s) on display. That was pretty cool. Sadly, I've just not been feeling that well and have been having a hard time eating much. I am leaving a stream of disappointed/insulted chefs in my wake because I just can't eat more than a tiny bit of what they bring me.

I've really been emjoying my time here, but it is definitely stick a fork in me time. I'll be very glad to get on the ferry to Liverpool tomorrow and only hope I'm able to manage the one or possibly two transfers from Lime Street Station to Blackburn. When I'm feeling like this, brain engageument is not guaranteed.

I shopped out my books today from the post office down in Douglas, so that was actually two things accomplished, and the most important one of the two. I've been way too fried to find someone to take my photo up in the arms of Manannán. If I can't do it tomorrow, I'm just going to have to forgive myself and move on. I'm at minus levels of spoons right now and feeling it pretty badly. For the record, I'm really really glad I'll be staying with friends for the rest of this trip, because at least they can keep me from wandering out in front of a bus accidentally when I'm too tired to pay attention.

[livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor is on her way to California. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson is picking up the mail for me. Sol is watching the DoDC+3 at his place in Seattle. All at home seems generally well. I've been informed that the books from Hodges & Figgis in Dublin arrived today, so that makes me very happy.

Tomorrow I have a minimal amount of packing to do, and I'll be able to stow my stuff in a locker down at the ferry terminal when I get there, so I won't have to haul it all around Douglas until it's time to check in and get ready to board the vessel.

The cmapsite has started getting crowded for the weekend, right about the time when my tolerance for pre-teen dicks is getting to the large E on the dial. I'm hoping that, for the most part, they'll stay far away from my little cabin, because the last thing I need is a full night of yowling pre-teen boys nearby.

On the up side, Breesha sent me an email and a contact email with a link to some photos of the Brigid's well at the St Brigid's nunnery where her office is located. It's the one that was on the other side of a locked gate from us on Wednesday. The well is nearly inaccessible, under a fallen tree, and very much a mess now, but still flowing, at least. You can see the remains of the stone shelter that had been erected over/around it, but there's not much of it left. I'm hoping next time I get here, I'll be able to visit it myself. The chap who took the photos has written a dissertation on the nunnery and the well, so he'll be well worth talking to about the site when I get back home and have some time to recuperate.

For brekkies tomorrow, I bought myself a pear, a tiny thing of goat cheese, and a bottle of ginger beer. Between that and my tea, I should be good to go.

And now, I think I'm going to curl up and read in my jammies, even though it's only 8:40pm. I'm just Too Damned Tired for anything else.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (d'oh!)
Due to my losing track of time and brewing up a migraine this morning, I had not realized that my ferry leaves tonight at 1am. I thought I had one more day here in Dublin, but I'm good with getting on with the adventure. I don't get a refund for tonight from the hostel, but I do get to hang out and/or take a nap today if I need one. I may. I've taken some meds for the pain, but it's only helping a little.

I got to the National Library again to check out the reading room, but it was closed except for a tour starting at 2:30 (it was about 1:45). I went over to the museum next door instead and checked out more of the Egyptian materials and then went down to the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibit. There were several bog bodies, which were an odd combination of fascinating and kind of nauseating, but the nausea could well have been migraine-triggered from the museum lighting and just general headache nausea. The had a replica of the Gundestrup Cauldron there. The display information said that the plate illustrating a deific figure holding dragons/monsters was a sea god and equated him with Manannán, though I think that's a stretch. They were identifying the draconic figures as "sea monsters" in an attempt to make a case for him being a sea god. I'm willing to entertain the notion, but it just doesn't quite sit right with me. That said, Manannán keeps popping up in the most surprising places during this trip.

I took a few photos of the shrine of St Brigid's shoe before I saw the sign that said no photography was allowed in that part of the museum -- I wasn't sure which parts were what because the signs occur at odd intervals. Anyway, after dealing with that, I had some tea in the museum cafe. I was still sipping at it when the tour at the library started, but I wasn't really up to it anyway, so I wandered back to the hostel. I'm probably going to go lie down for a few while I let the electronics charge up again.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (d'oh!)
Due to my losing track of time and brewing up a migraine this morning, I had not realized that my ferry leaves tonight at 1am. I thought I had one more day here in Dublin, but I'm good with getting on with the adventure. I don't get a refund for tonight from the hostel, but I do get to hang out and/or take a nap today if I need one. I may. I've taken some meds for the pain, but it's only helping a little.

I got to the National Library again to check out the reading room, but it was closed except for a tour starting at 2:30 (it was about 1:45). I went over to the museum next door instead and checked out more of the Egyptian materials and then went down to the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibit. There were several bog bodies, which were an odd combination of fascinating and kind of nauseating, but the nausea could well have been migraine-triggered from the museum lighting and just general headache nausea. The had a replica of the Gundestrup Cauldron there. The display information said that the plate illustrating a deific figure holding dragons/monsters was a sea god and equated him with Manannán, though I think that's a stretch. They were identifying the draconic figures as "sea monsters" in an attempt to make a case for him being a sea god. I'm willing to entertain the notion, but it just doesn't quite sit right with me. That said, Manannán keeps popping up in the most surprising places during this trip.

I took a few photos of the shrine of St Brigid's shoe before I saw the sign that said no photography was allowed in that part of the museum -- I wasn't sure which parts were what because the signs occur at odd intervals. Anyway, after dealing with that, I had some tea in the museum cafe. I was still sipping at it when the tour at the library started, but I wasn't really up to it anyway, so I wandered back to the hostel. I'm probably going to go lie down for a few while I let the electronics charge up again.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Brighid's cross)
We met the Brigidine sisters today and had a lovely time with them, receiving the flame and listening to them speak of Brigid and their work. After that we made our way to the two wells for our opening ritual. We got heavily rained on, which necessitated a revision of our opening ritual, but things went well and everyone was remembered and prayed for under the pouring rain. Dinner was very tasty, and then we had the opening discussion of the pilgrimage itself.

My eye is getting blacker but my neck isn't doing too badly and Jhenah did a little neck cracking for me. Tomorrow is Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, and Trinity Well before we head for our B&B in Sligo. I should have a little more time to write here after tomorrow.

This has been so wonderful thus far. I can hardly believe I'm here. It's such a blessing, and thank you to everyone who sent funds and encouragement.

[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] - did you prefer a field guide to trees or to plants more generally?
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Brighid's cross)
We met the Brigidine sisters today and had a lovely time with them, receiving the flame and listening to them speak of Brigid and their work. After that we made our way to the two wells for our opening ritual. We got heavily rained on, which necessitated a revision of our opening ritual, but things went well and everyone was remembered and prayed for under the pouring rain. Dinner was very tasty, and then we had the opening discussion of the pilgrimage itself.

My eye is getting blacker but my neck isn't doing too badly and Jhenah did a little neck cracking for me. Tomorrow is Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, and Trinity Well before we head for our B&B in Sligo. I should have a little more time to write here after tomorrow.

This has been so wonderful thus far. I can hardly believe I'm here. It's such a blessing, and thank you to everyone who sent funds and encouragement.

[Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] - did you prefer a field guide to trees or to plants more generally?
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Insane Membrane!)
Today I hung out with the folks in #writechat and #poetparty, talking about writing stuff and my recent poetry publication in Written River. Both were a good way to get my mind out of my frantic last couple of days before the road trip.

I got out to the store to run a couple of errands today that needed to be done. Work was done on the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop, and I remembered to scan and print copies of a page that had been forgotten yesterday, and emailed it off to the guy who was making copies of the other things. Further work on that can take place tomorrow. I dug out some copies of articles and such that might be relevant for one or more of the things I'll be doing at Eight Winds.

Speaking of which, does anyone have a copy of either of these articles:

Liminality in Early Irish Literature: The Madness of Suibhne Geilt by Bridgitte K. Slavin, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2007 (didn't have page numbers)

The Irish Berdman: Kingship and Liminality in Buile Suibhne from Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe, Celtic Studies Publications 2007, pp 17-45

I think I'm reading my notes right on those. Anyway, if you have any idea where I might find copies, please let me know.

[livejournal.com profile] blindwebster's address was added to the god of navigation. I edited the manuscript for Fireflies at Absolute Zero again and sent it off to Hiraeth Press.

I had lunch today over at Emory's. It was warm and sunny for a while, and I grabbed a cup of clam chowder and a salad out on their back deck, sitting in the sunlight. It was really pleasant, and a good break from the work I was doing. Later, at home, I made some lentil soup and had that for dinner. I may nibble something further before I go to bed tonight.

Tonight is also my flamekeeping shift, and the altar is lit up. I got [livejournal.com profile] tdancinghands and the sib in contact with one another about the Prague part of my trip. He wants to spend a couple of days there, not having been before, and she's up for that and made a few suggestions about places for him to stay. I sent her email off to him so that they both have each others' email addresses and can work out the details between them. I'm not really in a position to be the go-between right now.

Answered a late email from [livejournal.com profile] ogam and hope that the answer was helpful. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson and [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor are here again tonight, after having spent all day working on her moving.

Tomorrow: laundry, finish packing, finish dealing with the notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop. Everything I can do for the pilgrimage right now is done, as far as I know. If there's anything else, [livejournal.com profile] vyviane and Jhenah will have to wait until I get home again next Monday before I'll have time and bandwidth to deal with it.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Insane Membrane!)
Today I hung out with the folks in #writechat and #poetparty, talking about writing stuff and my recent poetry publication in Written River. Both were a good way to get my mind out of my frantic last couple of days before the road trip.

I got out to the store to run a couple of errands today that needed to be done. Work was done on the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop, and I remembered to scan and print copies of a page that had been forgotten yesterday, and emailed it off to the guy who was making copies of the other things. Further work on that can take place tomorrow. I dug out some copies of articles and such that might be relevant for one or more of the things I'll be doing at Eight Winds.

Speaking of which, does anyone have a copy of either of these articles:

Liminality in Early Irish Literature: The Madness of Suibhne Geilt by Bridgitte K. Slavin, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2007 (didn't have page numbers)

The Irish Berdman: Kingship and Liminality in Buile Suibhne from Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe, Celtic Studies Publications 2007, pp 17-45

I think I'm reading my notes right on those. Anyway, if you have any idea where I might find copies, please let me know.

[livejournal.com profile] blindwebster's address was added to the god of navigation. I edited the manuscript for Fireflies at Absolute Zero again and sent it off to Hiraeth Press.

I had lunch today over at Emory's. It was warm and sunny for a while, and I grabbed a cup of clam chowder and a salad out on their back deck, sitting in the sunlight. It was really pleasant, and a good break from the work I was doing. Later, at home, I made some lentil soup and had that for dinner. I may nibble something further before I go to bed tonight.

Tonight is also my flamekeeping shift, and the altar is lit up. I got [livejournal.com profile] tdancinghands and the sib in contact with one another about the Prague part of my trip. He wants to spend a couple of days there, not having been before, and she's up for that and made a few suggestions about places for him to stay. I sent her email off to him so that they both have each others' email addresses and can work out the details between them. I'm not really in a position to be the go-between right now.

Answered a late email from [livejournal.com profile] ogam and hope that the answer was helpful. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson and [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor are here again tonight, after having spent all day working on her moving.

Tomorrow: laundry, finish packing, finish dealing with the notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop. Everything I can do for the pilgrimage right now is done, as far as I know. If there's anything else, [livejournal.com profile] vyviane and Jhenah will have to wait until I get home again next Monday before I'll have time and bandwidth to deal with it.

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