Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I was able to finish assembling my practice pell with the help of my neighbor Alan. I've been hitting the bike lately and now I will be adding sword drills into my routine. I know I get a little obsessive about new things, and then my interests wane over time. I'm hoping the infusion of new blood into the incipient shire after the latest MEFCC will keep me motivated.

Friday, March 6, 2015


I've been doing status updates and publishing life events for the past few years on Facebook only. I just got back from a Pearl Coast meeting where blogger was being discussed, and I realized I've been letting this sit idle too long. I have also stopped using my alt email address in order to simplify things in my life. I gave myself admin rights here, so I am planning on posting through my primary account from now on. I should also be doing Marshal reporting on the as soon as I am given authoring permission.

Last weekend saw me at a fighter practice for the first time in about a year. My calves are still sore from the drills and movement that I haven't done for too long. Still, I was motivated to go out and finally complete a training pell. It is about 80% completed. I'm really looking forward to getting out and practicing the basics. Muscle memory is important.

I need to contact the Drachenwald KEM to renew my authorizations in Heavy Combat and Marshalling so that I can start training others over here in Abu Dhabi. I'm only planning on staying a few more years, and it would be nice to leave a functional Shire when I leave. Although there are so many different aspects to the SCA, fighting is an attention getter. If we want to do recruitment demos, we need a few fighters to attract attention. I think I will also work on Rapier authorization. I have found a Fencing club here in the UAE, and I believe there may be some crossover interest.

That is all for now. Lets see if I can keep the posts going now.