I was posting about the SCA yesterday, and friend Beth Johnson sent me to this wonderful site, detailing a fabulous tapestry made by ONE WOMAN to commemorate the SCA’s 50th birthday. it is fan-freakin-tastic! Beth and her husband are featured on the square for year XV. I’m also particularly partial to the square for year XLIII, in memorium for two SCA members who passed that year, one of whom was Yang the Nauseating, a friend of mine. Also: there was a SCA astronaut!
The Smithsonian explores many topics, but I never expected to read an article there about the history of scary clowns. Scary clowns are nothing new: they pretty well started out edgy. Makes sense: the people of ancient times had a vastly different idea of what’s funny than most of do today, and tricksters could be dangerous. “Mischief” used to mean something much darker than it implies now.
Y’all know we be lookin’ at Pluto, right? NPR had a very nice article about it, with a link to NASA’s wonderful website dedicated to Solar System Exploration. Wow! I can remember when the first unmanned space shots went up. And, in Children’s Theater, I used to pal around with a guy who remembered the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Wow!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What’s the earliest national/beyond event your main character can remember?