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Jul. 23rd, 2012

silk road


The Silk Road Allies

There is a now a community, silkroadallies, for the shared world project The Silk Road Allies in which Italy and China become friends.  This grew out of conversations amongst myself, thesilentpoet, and marina_bonomi.  Poems are posted there for discussion.  We also talk about historic resources, timelines, linguistics, cultural dynamics, alternate history, and related topics.

Now that we have a pretty good idea of the project and community parameters, we are open to other people getting involved.  If you're interested in reading or creating alternate history about Italy and/or China, please drop by and take a look.  Community membership is moderated, so ask to join and we'll get that approved as quick as we can.

Jul. 3rd, 2012



Poetry Fishbowl Open!

The July 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl is now open on my blog.  Today's theme is "alternate history."  Please drop by and give me prompts, or watch for poems to start appearing.

Feb. 1st, 2012



New Crowdfunded Project: "Sitting Bull's Voice"

"Sitting Bull's Voice" is a documentary project over on Kickstarter.  The goal is to preserve some of the history relating to a famous Native American leader and his descendants.  

I'm really excited to see this project.  The topic is a personal favorite; I love studying tribal history.  Also, I think that crowdfunding is a great match for Native American culture because the tribes are so community-oriented.  I'm also pleased to see someone using this business model to preserve aspects of the past, such as oral tradition, that are easily lost and not well respected by the mainstream.

You can help by making a donation and/or boosting the signal.