Life in the mundane world hasn’t been very nice to me for the last little while. Part of my problem is that frustration with the mundane world. If I have to go and do a job where I feel like I’m wasting time, wasting my life, I just get really really grumpy. So I’m trying really hard to find something that makes me feel good, makes my life feel like it’s worth living.

I’ve met, especially in the States, quite a few people who retreat into the SCA completely. They just don’t have a mundane life because they just can’t deal with the mundane world. I don’t want to get like that, but I would like to be doing something with the rest of my life that suits who I really am. And who I really am is the courtesy, the chivalry, the honour, the having something important to do.