B. Scott Holmes

Just trying to stay alive and keep my sideburns too
Kuna Glacier circa 1975

The Kuna Glacier circa 1975. It no longer looks like this.



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"Face it Tim, we’ve broken the sky, and we will have to pay for it.", Martin Cohen

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Chapter 30: The Tragedy of the Manor House

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 12:38 -- scott
Hank and the Arthur depart the smallpox hut just as the sons of the dead couple arrive. They had escaped their captivity, slain the Baron and fired the manor house. Hank and Arthur see the burning house and a mob of peasants chasing down and hanging family members of the escaped sons. Hank notes that members of the mob do not enjoy their murderous activity but are compelled by the social structure.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
September 6, 2012

Chapter 29: The Small-Pox Hut

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:26 -- scott
Hank and the King come across a desolate hut and find a women dying of small pox. King Arthur displays perfect heroism by carrying the woman's dying daughter to her despite the dangers of smallpox. In this place we find the results of the societal disparities and the king flinches but remains silent when this is mentioned.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
September 6, 2012

Chapter 27: The Yankee and the King Travel Incognito

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 14:35 -- scott
Hank barbers King Arthur so as to appear like a common peasant and they head out into the country. Hank struggles to control the King as Arthur is unable to conceal his kingliness. Hank blunders and must come up with some new definitions of being a prophet to cover his inability to read Arthur's mind. He hits an extreme point when forced to hurl a dynamite bomb at two knights that threatened to skewer them.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
August 9, 2012

Chapter 26: The First Newspaper

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:16 -- scott
Hank prepares to travel the countryside as a common person and King Arthur wishes to join him. Arthur is first required to perform the King Evil, healing the sick by touching. Hank becomes bored of the ceremony and is fortunately interrupted by the arrival of the world's first newspaper boy delivering the first edition.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
August 9, 2012

Chapter 25: A Competitive Examination

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:57 -- scott
King Arthur makes judgment against a newlywed couple and in favor of the local bishop. He also favors the noble borne in competitive examination for officership in a new standing army, as opposed to selecting graduates of Hank's West Point Academy. Hank finds a solution by suggesting a regiment to include, automatically, all noble borne, and a second regiment consisting of common folk officered by graduates of the academy. This solves another problem that had been bothering Hank, the Royal Grant, the gifting of all borne into the Pendragon clan.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
July 26, 2012

Chapter 24: A Rival Magician

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:23 -- scott
The water flows and Hank convinces the abbot to allow him to rebuild the bath. He does so and all is clean. After recovering from a cold, Hank must vanquish a rival magician.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
July 26, 2012

Chapter 23: Restoration of the Fountain

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 13:01 -- scott
Hank arrives at the broken fountain and finds Merlin making futile efforts at restoring it. Merlin ceases his efforts and Hank takes his turn. Amid a huge production of fireworks, chanting monks and Germanic incantations, not to mention a patched well with pump installed, the water flows.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
July 12, 2012

Chapter 22: The Holy Fountain

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 23:47 -- scott
Hank and Sandy arrive at the abbey and find Merlin at work attempting to revive the dried up fountain. The abbot presses Hank to take over for Merlin but Hank declines explaining that Merlin would cast obstructionist spells if forced to leave. While Merlin continues to labor Hank and Sandy visit the hermits.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
June 28, 2012

Chapter 21: The Pilgrims

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:00 -- scott
Hank and Sandy depart the hogs/princesses, leaving them for friends and family to deliver them home again. The departing, they encounter a train of pilgrims heading for the Valley of Holiness, a place of austerity where no one bathes. En route they then encounter a train of slaves chained together. Nearing the Valley of Holiness, they meet with Sir Ozana, one of Hank's knights selling stove pipe hats. He informs them of the current conditions in the valley.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
June 28, 2012

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