A Bowl of Fresh Milk

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One of the legends of filmmaking and my personal favorite director, Ingmar Bergman, died today at age 89. I can honestly say my favorite film of all time is his masterpiece, The Seventh Seal. Watching it when I was still a teenager was for me a sort of ephiphany. It taught me a great deal about life and death and how to reconcile them…at a time when I desperately needed that knowledge.

His other great works read like a list of the greatest films of all time. Wild Strawberries, Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, The Virgin Spring….and so many more. The world is vastly darker without his light, so much harder to see without his vision.

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BardHaven Begins Part 4A

Woolgathering in The Beacon Room

The following is the conclusion of an account of the first meeting between Miss Kirawill Collingwood and the young Zealot Benmergui, Baron of BardHaven.

It is designed to be read in parallel with similar entries by the Baroness, which may be found HERE. Our story picks up after the lady’s reunion with the Baron has been rudely interrupted…by a volcanic eruption.

No, a real volcano.

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