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Cathy Raymond
Attended St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, PA
Lives in Malvern, PA
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Two Quick Food Experiments--Punic Porridge and Posca
About six weeks ago, I decided to make two of the recipes featured on the Pass the Garum website, namely, "Punic Porridge" and posca . Punic Porridge is a recipe Cato attributed to the Carthaginians.  It is a blend of wheat groats, cheese, and egg, sweetene...
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My life resembles the phenomenon described in this article, though my parents were not "helicopter parents".
A new study out of the notoriously high-pressure, high-performing Asian city-state of Singapore takes a stab at the question of how helicopter parenting affects young children.
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Article about a masked gunman attacking a cinema in Germany.  The operators of this business were much smarter than the operators of the Orlando nightclub--they got all the (unarmed) customers out the back door  (the article claims that 25 people were injured but doesn't say how, or how severely).
A masked gunman stormed a cinema in Viernheim, Germany, Thursday afternoon, taking hostages before he was killed by police, officials said.
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Surprisingly thought-provoking article from The Atlantic abut what's gone wrong with the American political process over the past few decades.

Summary: We've hounded insiders to the sidelines of the political process because we thought what they were doing was corruption. However, what they were doing included brokering useful policy compromises, which few nowadays have any motive to accept.

Read the article. What the author has to say is worth thinking about.
Republicans and Democrats of 2016 have neither intelligible boundaries nor enforceable norms. As a result, renegade political behavior pays.
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Here's a disturbing article about a different issue relating to Hillary Clint's performance as Secretary of State, as well as about the operations of the State Department in general.
Sabrina De Sousa faces possible jail time for an unlawful CIA rendition that she says she wasn't involved in — and she says as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton did nothing to help her.
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+Cathy Raymond Agreed wholeheartedly.
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Fascinating new medical tool for controlling extreme bleeding from wounds.
The use of XSTAT on a soldier was the first documented clinical use of the product since its release.
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That stinks, +Susan Sons .  Thanks for the insights.
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The Køstrup Dress--The Pleats
A few years ago, Hilde Thunem published a web article about her examination of the surviving fragments from the Køstrup smokkr or apron dress , and updated her broader essay about Viking apron dresses to include a discussion of how she believes that dress w...
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Here's a refutation of the Atlantic article I posted the other day about the lost utility of back-room deals. 
Don't blame a people for turning on elites who thought they knew better but didn't. It's rational to want something else, like Donald Trump, instead.
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Reconstruction of the Lendbreen Tunic
A few months ago, I posted about a joint project to reconstruct the Hammerum dress, which dates to about 100 CE.  A video showing the reconstruction process had been posted to YouTube, and I wrote about it here .  Yesterday, I found another reconstruction v...
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New Light On the Viking "Valkyrie" Figures
Birka grave 581 (image from Neil Price's April 2016 presentation) One thing that I find frustrating about my study of Viking costume is the lack of useful detail in Viking period art.  Of course, in every period artists suppress or distort certain details w...
Birka grave 581 (image from Neil Price's April 2016 presentation) One thing that I find frustrating about my study of Viking costume is the lack of useful detail in Viking period art. Of course, in every period artists suppr...
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The Woman in Blue--A Final Note
It turns out that to purchase a copy of the National Museum of Iceland's 70-page exhibition volume about the "Woman in Blue" would cost approximately $78 USD. That's about $24 USD for the book's price, about $31 USD for postage to the US, and about $23 USD...
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Tablet Weaving Patterns from the Past
Three pieces of tablet weaving showing the "ramshorn" pattern which is not period for the Viking era or any pre-modern cultures. Photo by Cynthia M. Parkhill depicting her own work (found on Wikipedia). Early Iron Age tablet woven band from Hallstatt salt m...
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Attorney-at-law
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Malvern, PA
Previously
Pottstown, PA - Jamaica, NY - Erie, PA - Villanova, PA - Rosemont, PA
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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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Female
Other names
Catherine C. Olanich, Catherine Olanich Raymond