[Sca-cooks] Lazarus Long in the SCA?
selene at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 2 07:33:35 PST 2006
It is well known that Robert A. Heinlein had some contact with the SCA,
viz. the tourney at the end of THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST-- And we were at
that tourney. We all were, whether he mentioned our names or not. Said
so, right there.
The qualities of the Polymath have been admired for centuries. That's
why they call one a Renaissance Man, n'est-ce pas? I often jest that
the Pelican to whom I was protégée taught me the Important Medieval
Skills of computer installation and back massage. However, the
underlying lessons were in how to be ready to serve in any capacity
needed at a given moment.
Thus endeth the lesson for today.
Stefan li Rous wrote:
> <<< Nicholas S. Malone
> A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
> butcher a
> hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
> accounts, build
> a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
> act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
> program a
> computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
> Specialization is for insects.
> -Lazarus Long, Time Enough For Love >>>
> Interesting how much of this can be learned and often even applied
> within the Society.
> Even if the changing a diaper is out of period. :-)
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