Karen Bergstralh

Karen was one of the first members of the Gazette Editorial Board. She passed away in early 2013. The Gazette Staff and the 1632 community miss her a lot. Her self-written bio is below: ================================================= I'm a retired engineer who currently lives in Southern California with a grumpy cat.. ============================================ Karen's story "Horse Thieves" was published in Ring of Fire II, January 2008.

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Farm Vet

Farm Vet

Jo Ann Manning sat back on her heels. She knew what she needed to do. She had the tools and the knowledge. This was what she’d been born to be—a farm vet. The older folks might moan and groan over the changes the Ring of Fire had wrought but Jo Ann knew that...
Steaks or Cheese?

Steaks or Cheese?

The archaeological evidence indicates that cattle were the third species domesticated by man, the first two being goats and sheep. For around seven thousand years man has used cattle as a source of draft power and food. Across those millennium cattle have been changed...
Stallions vs. Geldings as War and Riding Horses

Stallions vs. Geldings as War and Riding Horses

Recently I had an email exchange about the use of stallions vs. geldings as warhorses and riding horses. In hopes that some of this might be useful for other writers, I put together the following compilation of my responses. As always, my opinions on horses and...
Homecoming

Homecoming

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Duty Calls

Duty Calls

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Guilds 101

Guilds 101

Guilds had a long history. Depending upon your exact definition, a form of guilds can be traced back over 4,000 years. By the twentieth century all but a few guilds had disappeared and the handful that remain had altered greatly. A major factor in their disappearance...
Tool or Die

Tool or Die

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Moonraker

Moonraker

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