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Let’s play “Would this kill me in the 1800s?”

One of the side effects of being someone who loves history but is also surrounded by people with chronic illnesses and disabilities is that I'm always wondering if they/I/we would survive "back in the day." Spoiler: the answer us almost always NO. So I was rather shocked when I started looking into the history of… Continue reading Let’s play “Would this kill me in the 1800s?”

history

Getting (de)stoned for Thanksgiving

I confess, I'm not a huge fan of Thanksgiving in general, for a whole host of reasons. But this year, I do have one thing I'm very thankful for. A side effect of writing historical fiction and reenacting is that I tend to "live" in the period I'm writing about. So when my dear adopted… Continue reading Getting (de)stoned for Thanksgiving