I didn't specifically mention this. I had originally intended to. It's about how much more important it is to help newcomers than to help "nobility." Every member of nobility was once a newcomer, and will remember those early kindnesses forever, and it's good for the group for people to be generous and helpful to newer folk.
The bottom of that page has links to the other "considerations" columns. Some are still of interest. Some might not be. From an article on what happens in peerage circles: "Disservice cancels out service." Some of the details might be outdated, but as to virtues and service, there's a timelessness and general applicability to anyone wanting to be a better person, a more helpful person.
From the end of 1998, September, after a season of discussing virtues with a group:
Show by word and deed that you are growing in awareness.
Character and virtue don't have "time out."
Is there ever really "Time Out"? We can't impose our best ideas on other people, we can just use all the ideas we come across to check, shape and hone our own beliefs.
Recently discovered 1995 writings about the SCA—why, how, resentments, excitement—never online until September 28, 2018:
I FORGOT TO SHOW THIS ONE, sorry. I bought a little stool with a storage box, and later discovered the same pattern on a Chinese antiques site. There are some photos of three different ones. This one was thinking "practical" and it turning out to be historical, just not European. Little stool in history and one at my house—Chinese Barber Stool
Photos of the nuns in denim habits by Robert Falchetti are here: "La Vita Monastica". The monastery has a website.
In the set of photos linked above, you can see nuns' veils with various other hats on top, and a bandana, on one.
Make the Better Choice, which begins with a friend of mine summarizing what she had picked up from me over years of us working together.
"People can come nearer to the way they would like to be, but only incrementally, choice by choice."
This page is a bit buried—part two of a section on peerage, put up when there was a length limit on web pages, without an outgoing link. It has some good ideas for anyone, though, everyone.
If a peer gets tired of the duties of peerage, can't he just take off his regalia and declare a time out? Never. Not only does everything a peer does "count" at all times, it's also the business of the general public.
Leif Ivarson, whose vigil question brought around "make the more medieval choice." He was knighted that next morning (May 1987), and was King of the Outlands twice, later (1990, 1993).
Ælflæd of Duckford