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Not Being Alone

My site is going to move, so this is the last post for a little. I’ve decided to keep the blog active, because it’s been so much fun this month, so as soon as the move is complete, I’ll add to this series if there’s still a need for it. You need lots of good …

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Not Being Alone

The wonderful thing about printed books is they go back hundreds of years. While in a perfect world we can all buy new boks (and I could make a living from my own) in the real world not everyone has that kind of income. For lovers of SF, here is some out of copyright literature …

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Women’s History Month guest, Louise Zedda Sampson

One of the themes emerging this month is that we have to research aspects of women’s lives that are overlooked and that we should talk about them and that we should research and read, and then research and read some more. Louise Zedda Sampson looks at this from the perspective of cricket. It’s very reassuring. …

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Not Being Alone

Another historical site. Here you can explore some of the legacies of the slave trade. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

Not Being Alone

This site is an archive – it’s not being updates. It’s still a wonderful place to explore. It’s a nice approach to seeing how people are part of history, I tink. https://archives.history.ac.uk/people-in-place/index.html

Women’s History Month guest, P.G. Nagle

Pati Nagle is an enviably talented writer. She crosses genre boundaries with ease, a writing superpower. It didn’t surprise me at all that she chose to write this month about a woman who also crossed boundaries. Far more difficult and quite dangerous boundaries. It’s so much easier to stay in one place and be someone …

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Not Being Alone

As our lives become more confined, our world doesn’t have to get smaller. Here’s a link to a group of scholars who specialise in Sulawesi. Sulawesi is a fascinating place, and worth the discovery. https://oxis.org/

Not Being Alone

Today’s link is for people who find joy in understanding how stories of plague are told. That’s not the only type of joy: there’s also the joy of great writing. The rest is not happy. Other people have been through this and written it into narrative and… lots of people die. Don’t read this article …

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Not Being Alone

There comes a day when one is isolated or semi-isolated when one needs meaty reading and to do lots of thinking. I have so many bookmarks for such days! The one I was mulling just now is an academic one. Academic books cost an arm and a leg and then another arm, so this site …

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Not Being Alone

For all those out there who sew and have stashes of cloth and never quite had time to diminish it and are always tempted to buy that little bit more and who have dreamed of making their own historical costume: https://ko-fi.com/costumingdiary