Holographic Globe

Yes a holographic globe. And no it doesn’t really exist. But the latest crop of Several Annies, my Library Apprentices (and no I have no idea why there’s never been a male Library Apprentice) came up with concept while studying worlds where history was different in some manner that effected the geography of that world, and worlds . . . → Read More: Holographic Globe

Scottish Cranachan

Doctor Johnson proposed to define the word ‘oats’ thus: ‘A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.’ And I replied: ‘Aye, and that’s why England has such fine horses, and Scotland such fine people. – James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson

We eat a lot of . . . → Read More: Scottish Cranachan

Q&A with Summer Queen, S.J. Tucker

We remember the summer afternoon that SJ Tucker played for us on the Greensward. It was a perfect summer day — warm but not too warm, sunny with a gentle breeze. And SJ with just a guitar providing some of the best music we’d ever heard.

In honour of that amazing music experience which you . . . → Read More: Q&A with Summer Queen, S.J. Tucker

The Kinrowan Estate Card Catalogue

A library catalogue is an index of all bibliographic items found in a library such as the one here at Kinrowan Estate. Our catalogue covers all thirty thousand or so books, chapbooks, maps and even art. The Catalogue includes data about the physical location of items, for instance, the extensive collection of culinary related material . . . → Read More: The Kinrowan Estate Card Catalogue

Story: Seasonal Workers

As a working estate, we have hundreds of acres at Kinrowan devoted to livestock, truck crops, fruit production from apples to raspberries, and even the makings of beer. Not to mention several hundred beehives. What that means is that we need lots of workers during the growing season starting in April until the end of . . . → Read More: Story: Seasonal Workers

Theological Anthropologist

She said she was a theological anthropologist. And I asked why she was visiting our Estate. Out of curiosity as it appeared to her that we preceded the fall of the Kirk in Scotland by many centuries as visitors she’d talked to noted that no one here appeared to be a member of any Church . . . → Read More: Theological Anthropologist

Literary Matters: Clive Barker: Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium

No writers intentionally writes something that a reviewer doesn’t like, and no fan of that writer ever wants to see a review that is not favourable to that writer. Unfortunately this will happen to every writer at some point and so it was with this review by Richard Dansky of this novella:

Everything about the . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Clive Barker: Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium

Literary Matters: Tim Powers’ Nobody’s Home

Tim Powers is well-known for taking an actual historical setting and taking that into something much more fanciful. So listen up as Richard Dansky tells us about his latest review:

Returning to the world of a much-beloved story doesn’t always work; George Lucas can tell us all about that. Any revisiting, especially one done after . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Tim Powers’ Nobody’s Home

The Year in Review: Charles de Lint

Here at the Kinrowan Estate, which publishes Green Man Review and Sleeping Hedgehog, Charles de Lint is one of our favourite writers, with both his music and writing being among the best we’ve seen this year. And this was the year that de Lint moved in the digital realm in a serious way!

Years . . . → Read More: The Year in Review: Charles de Lint

Madeleine L’Engle’s The Time Quartet

As far as I am concerned, Madeleine L’Engle’s books should be required reading in all schools, as they open doors — not only in the imagination, but also in the academics, math and science especially. These wonderful tales could inspire the next Einstein to take the proper courses and feed his mind. I enjoyed the . . . → Read More: Madeleine L’Engle’s The Time Quartet