March 31st, 2004

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And the Traffic Kept Rolling in From Every Side...

It is disconcerting, slightly distressing but rather amusing to realize that the Manche email list -- the mailing list for a single East Kingdom Order that I happen to be a member of -- is currently running traffic over twice as high as the entire Rialto was when I felt compelled to write Charlie and the SCA.

I remember vividly the way that people used to ask, "How do you have time to read all that?", and it never seemed to be a problem. However, it does seem that infoglut rises to fill one's capacity, no matter how great...
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Learning and Memorizing Ritual

It occurs to me that there might possibly be other people interested in this:

About ten years ago, I wrote an essay on how to learn and perform Good Ritual. It's written towards a Masonic audience, but most of its advice is probably applicable to any situation where you're trying to deliver pre-written ritual effectively. It's mostly common sense advice from an actor's perspective, but non-actors might find it useful.

If anyone's interested, Wor. Gary Dryfoos (aka Dr. Foo) has put it into HTML and PDF. Have fun...