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Cathy Raymond
Attended St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, PA
Lives in Malvern, PA
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Dutch Sailor's Wife Those who study English clothing of the mid 17th century are very aware of Hollar’s Ornatus Muliebris the Habits [clothing] of Englishwomen, published in 1640. Perhaps less well known are his engravings o...
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A Fast History of "Slow Food" and Other Diversions
A few years ago, my husband gave me a book from my Amazon wish list as a birthday present.  This was the book: Gartenstein, Devra.  Cavemen, Monks, & Slow Food:  A History of Eating Well.  (Quirky Gourmet Productions 2011). 227 pages. I had put this book on...
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Research On Hallstatt Band 3
Merry Christmas!  Here's a bit of a Christmas present for those of you interested in tablet weaving, and ancient period costume. From the Finnish blog Hibernaatiopesäke comes a recent post about research on a tablet woven band from Hallstatt, including a ch...
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Not Just Noodles
A short article on newkarala.com tells the world about the latest Chinese archaeological discovery:  a pot containing remains of beef soup or beef stew.   The article, which is dated December 15, 2016, may be read here .  It makes for particularly interesti...
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Lendbreen Weaving
In a publication called the Norwegian Textile Letter  that has recently gone digital, I found an article about a wonderful experiment by some independent craftspeople.  The article may be read here .  It was originally written in Norwegian for a Norwegian m...
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Diamond Twill Wool Update
About eight years ago , I looked on the Internet for sources of diamond/lozenge twill wool fabric, hoping to find a vendor selling some at affordable rates.  My problem with the available choices at the time was that the weave wasn't quite right, and the th...
About eight years ago, I looked on the Internet for sources of diamond/lozenge twill wool fabric, hoping to find a vendor selling some at affordable rates. My problem with the available choices at the time was that the weave...
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Potential HSM Projects: 2017
The Dreamstress is continuing her popular web event, the Historical Sew Monthly:  a collection of historical clothing themes, a different one each month, to inspire interested costumers to make and compare suitable items.  Click on the "Historical Sew Month...
The Dreamstress is continuing her popular web event, the Historical Sew Monthly: a collection of historical clothing themes, a different one each month, to inspire interested costumers to make and compare suitable items. Cl...
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It's depressing to think that this may be true, but if it is, it explains a lot about human romantic behavior. 
 
I've often used as a working model the "three scoop brain" - that we have human apps running on Monkey OS with protozoa assembler down there at the bottom, like a PC you can only add bit to but never take away. It may be vital to keep this in mind...

http://www.cracked.com/article_19024_6-factors-that-secretly-influence-who-you-have-sex-with.html
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I'm surprised this got published by Cracked, given their decent into SJWism.
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An Interesting Viking Fabric
Fabric found on reverse of tortoise brooches from Bryndum Church Grave No. 12  (Photo: Sydevestjyske Museer website).     Happy (only slightly belated) New Year! Yesterday, I found a news article from late 2016 from the Sydevestjyske Museer website.  The a...
Fabric found on reverse of tortoise brooches from Bryndum Church Grave No. 12 (Photo: Sydevestjyske Museer website). Happy (only slightly belated) New Year! Yesterday, I found a news article from late 2016 from the Sydev...
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Here's an interesting article from the Washington Post noting that some of the election statistics that comfort liberals don't really have all that much significance. 
Just because they sound good doesn't mean they mean anything.
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More on the enameled Viking "Button"
I am still intrigued by the enameled Viking "button" found in the Black Earth at Birka. Because I don't know Swedish, I typed the text of the catalog card on the find into Google Translate (as best I could without rendering the diacritcal marks), and got th...
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Just a lawyer, nothing to see here either....
Introduction
I'm married to the Eric S. Raymond who's responsible for "The New Hacker's Dictionary," "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," and other works of intellectual mayhem.  I'm a lawyer by profession, but my real loves are medieval history and historic costume, and have been since adolescence. I've come from machine sewing polyester t-tunics to handsewing period-documentable designs in pure wool and linen. Maybe I'll get into historical reenactment when I finally retire from law.
Bragging rights
Hand sewed an entire Viking era outfit (other than the shoes) from the skin out.
Education
  • St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, PA
    1973 - 1977
  • Villanova University
    B.S. Economics, 1977 - 1981
  • St. John's University
    School of Law, 1981 - 1984
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Gender
Female
Other names
Catherine C. Olanich, Catherine Olanich Raymond
Work
Occupation
Attorney-at-law
Places
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Currently
Malvern, PA
Previously
Pottstown, PA - Jamaica, NY - Erie, PA - Villanova, PA - Rosemont, PA