Tonight, I’m hearing numerous horror stories from other members of the publishing industry about abuse and toxicity at Canadian horror publisher ChiZine. This is sad and awful news. My heart goes out to all the writers, editors, publicists, and others who have endured emotional abuse, harassment, or gaslighting from the publisher or anyone affiliated with it, or who have been denied payment for work they have done or royalties earned. This behaviour is disgraceful and unacceptable.
A few weeks back, I was invited by Old Norse specialist Dr Jackson Crawford to join him on Crowdcast to talk with his Patreon supports regarding the… Read more "Shared Article byArchaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥: Burial Practices (with Howard Williams)"
Although Viking raiders and warriors certainly earned their reputation for brutality, most of the Old Norse people lived rather mundane domestic lives. They were largely subsistence farmers who traded for what they could not produce, and when prospects seemed better elsewhere, they moved to new areas. Sometimes they created new settlements in previously uninhabited lands, such as Iceland, but most of the time, they were the new kids on the block. You might be surprised at how well they got along with their new neighbours.
You can never have complete control over the process. Stop trying to avoid failure and embrace it instead.
Forgetfulness is as dangerous as hate. When we forget the past, we look back only to find a trail of empty boots.
The day I have been waiting for all these years is finally here! (And no, it’s not my wedding, I really don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.) It’s my book launch, which is much more like a baby shower for a baby that took four years to give birth to.
In Link Roundup #3.1, we took a look at the everyday roles of Viking women. This time, we’re going to consider some of the less ordinary roles that women may—or may not—have played in Viking societies.
There is a lot of curiosity, fantasy, and misinformation about the roles of Viking women and whether or not there really were female warriors in Old Norse societies. In this two-part link roundup, I will try to give you a broader view of the lives of Viking women, starting with everyday activities and expectations.
This year, Limestone will be a one-day event on Saturday June 1, 2019, at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s main branch at 130 Johnson St. As always, there will be author readings, writing workshops, and panels, but make sure you stop by the vendor’s room to pick up a novel or two.
The first duty of a Viking household was to show hospitality to any and all who came to their door. That white nationalists try to use the Old Norse religion to justify hatred against Muslims, immigrants, and refugees is an affront to the pagan heritage they claim to be protecting.