What in the world is the SCA?

In this blog’s inaugural post, I mentioned the SCA, theĀ Society for Creative Anachronism. Now I’d like to explain more about what that is, and why I choose to be a part of it. The SCA is a worldwide, non-profit educational organization dedicated to learning and preserving the pre-17th century skills, crafts, arts, sciences, and martial …

“Well begun is half done.” — Mary Poppins

The title of this post is a quote that has always confused me. What did PoppinsĀ mean by that? Was it another way of saying “If you’ve started well, that’s nice, but you should get to work and finish the rest?” Or maybe was the world’s most magical nanny trying to say, “If you begin with …