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Knight vs. Pirate

A new show called “Deadliest Warrior” has debuted recently on cable TV with an intriguing premise. The show proposes a weekly match-up between warriors from two different cultures and time periods (with the help of some modern forensic investigation and computer simulation) to see which will prove more effective in battle. Ironically, one of the […]

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Up On Our Podcasts?

Don’t miss Episode 30 of our podcast, which was just posted: Reclaiming the Code of the Sword This episode features an interview with Daniel McNicoll, director of the new documentary Reclaiming The Blade, which looks at the growing fascination today with all things sword related – from movies and video games, to the growing field […]

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Summer Is Knight Time

Summer is just around the corner (again???), and once again I’m pleased to be working with the San Diego City/County Library System to be part of the 2009 Summer Reading Program. This summer, the theme will be something that every kid loves: Catapults! We’re going to start with a “virtual” tour of a real medieval […]

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Next Season’s Fun

Summer is a busy time for me – I’m usually involved in our local library’s Summer Reading Program, and many of the extended educational services at some of the nearby school districts have me come in and talk to the kids during the summer months – which means the website and podcast tend to get […]

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A Trip To ATM

Take a quick trip to ATM … No, not the cash machine at the bank. I’m talking about a very enjoyable podcast called All Things Medieval – or ATM. Formatted along the lines of NPR’s popular “All Things Considered,” ATM focuses on any and all things having to do with the Middle Ages. Historical news, […]

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Jedi Knights

A quick teaser for the next season of the Chivalry Today podcast … Our first new episode of the third season (episode 23) will be posted at the beginning of September. In conjunction with the opening of the new Clone Wars/Star Wars animated movie, our featured topic will be Jedi knights and the code of […]

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Chival-oution

“Chivalry Is Dead!” It’s a proclamation I hear frequently (as you might imagine) from parents and teachers bemoaning the lack of what they perceive as “chivalrous manners” in today’s young folks. With Mother’s Day just past, there were several articles and blogs lamenting the fact that young men are falling down on the chivalry job […]

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Girly Sportsmanship

I recently posted a blog piece (on May 8) about Sara Tulchosky and a very notable incident in a college softball playoff game – an act so definitively “sportsmanlike” or “chivalrous” that it was picked up by pretty much every national media source you can imagine. With so much focus on a simple act of […]

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Iron Clad Chivalry

I got to see the new movie Iron Man this weekend. It’s a fun show – and, in many ways, just another example (in my opinion) of how some of the best storytelling venues these days are packaged as “kid’s stuff.” (Although this – like a lot of the recent comic-book hero movies – isn’t […]

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Tragedy, Leadership and Chivalry

One of the basic tenets of chivalry is to provide help for the needy and to protect those in peril. With that in mind, news reports indicating that the government in Myanmar is denying aid for a quarter-million people left homeless and hungry due to national disaster seemed appalling enough. Even worse – according to […]

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