This blog is a collection of papers and how-to articles I have written over the past 25+ years, as well as my travel journals and announcements. Scholarly works from "The Library" on my old website, are labeled here as "Historica Tractatu."
- It's a Wrap!
- The Patricia
- Thank You All
- Block Printing and its impact on textile and book arts
- It's a Bird... it's a Plane ... it's a Sale!
- Moroccan Epilogue
- The High Atlas Mountains in Morocco
- From Ouarzazate to Taroudant, and a GPS Fail
- A race, a fortress, and the Atlas Film Studios
- Kasbah Ait Ben Moro and a Berber carpet shop
- To Tinghir and Tomboctou
- Into the Red Dunes
- Monkeys, a White Horse, and a Kasbah
- Fez Day 2 - a tile factory, a cemetery and a souk.
- Fez - Volubilis and broken things ...
- My Morocco Tour - Casablanca to Rabat
- Welcome to Casablanca!
- Morocco At Last
- Pro-bono projects - and Morocco!
- It's not about the Hats
- AnyDay Hats at Beppa
- A Requiem for a Hat
- Ramping up for Fall
- Beppa Studio Fall Sale
- Arts North Studio Tour Sept 10-11
- Walking Around History
- January 2019
- September 2018
- December 2017
- August 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- January 2017
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
- October 2015
- September 2015
- August 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- March 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- October 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
warfare is based on deception….Feign disorder, and crush him. If he
is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior
strength, evade him. If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to
irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is
taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate
them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not
-- from "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
thanks to the editors of
The Elf Hill Times,
who first published my article in January, 1998 under the title
"The Mongols: Their Attempt at World Domination". I have updated it to include notes from classes I taught in 1998-99 on
"Warfare in Medieval Mainland Asia".
This work has been cited
in an academic research paper titled "Challenges Facing
Mongolia's Participation in Coalition Military Operations",
written by Lt. Col. Byambasuren Bayarmagnai of the Mongolian
Armed Forces, published by the U.S. Army War College in March 2005.
Endnotes and sources are at the end of Part 2.
Few people are aware that in addition to making my own hats, I have also redesigned hats from other people's collections, tearing a keepsake into its components and rebuilding it into a new piece, reminiscent of the original.
Today's mail brought a new challenge...
It's a cyclone of creation happening here ...
This trip was my first solo excursion, and a training session to get over my fear of planes so I could satisfy one of my life goals ... to not die with an empty passport ...
This story starts today, December 20, 2010 the day of the Solar Eclipse Solstice. The double celestial occurrence portends a most fortuitous day... I receive a gift … an opportunity to take an extended trip abroad, to any country I choose...
As you can see, I now have a logo for this event. My first Phoenix
Rising Celebration was heralded in by a Chinese phoenix. The bird shown here is Turkish, which will play into this year's multi-cultural theme ...
Today is the 'soft launch' of this new website. I'm planning a more formal announcement and related activities later in the month, after folks have a few days to poke around and alert me to any deficits they find ... So, let me know what you find! Happy browsing!