Joel Polowin's Home Page
Under construction? Heck, I've hardly poured the foundations yet. For now, think of it as a little cluster of lean-tos, providing some shelter in the wilderness for stuff that'll be important later.
At this point there isn't a lot of highly-personal stuff on my site. I'll just mention that I'm the treasurer of the Ottawa Science Fiction Society and am moderately active in the local branch of the Society For Creative Anachronism, a medieval-recreation organization. (I do cooking, singing, dance, and heraldry.) I'm tremendously pleased that a publishing project that I helped with has finally come to fruition: NESFA Press has just released From These Ashes: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Fredric Brown.
I do have a personals ad running, if you really do want more more of a personal look at me. I'd like to find a partner -- female, non-smoker, in her 30s (plus or minus), monogamously-oriented, Ottawa area. Vegetarian and/or short would be pluses. :-)
I used to use Cyberus as my ISP. Now I don't. Here's why.
Stuff of interest:
Filk songs! Eventually, lots of my songs should be on here. For now — well, I'll be adding them as I find time to convert them. Keep checking. Last update: October 20, 2009.
Humour — Miscellaneous bits of funny writing and other stuff. Last update: June 9, 2010.
Recipes — My culinary creations, mostly. Vegetarian, some vegan. Last update: October 18, 2020.
Software — Freeware and shareware that I've written. Last update: June 22, 2000.
Cookguid.pdf — The current version of "Evan Little's Suggestions to the Novice on Cooking Large Quantities of Food with Inadequate Facilities for Great Crowds of People". A beginner's guide to S.C.A. event cooking, with focuses on how to avoid problems and stress, and on handling dietary restrictions. Last update: May 18, 2008.
— How my last job made me feel: a candle burning at all three ends.
— A picture of me in pre-medieval garb... There's a story with this. There's another picture of me on this page.
Congratulations to the populace of the new S.C.A. Kingdom of Ealdormere! Here's the processional song, "Glorious and Triumphant Ealdormere", written by Baroness TSivia bas Tamara v'Amberview, O.L., and Master Naon na Chruitre, O.L., as performed by the Caldrithig Choir at the First Ealdormere Coronation on October 24th, 1998. Sheet music scored for four parts.
Write to me! Address: jpolowinXYZZY@sympatico.ca but leave out the "XYZZY" — it's a little magic to defeat the spambots.