A traveling haven for artists and writers, musicians and entertainers, members of Court in exile and humble travelers, human and alien alike, whose coin is wit and art and song, not always brilliant or even entirely comprehensible, but fresh, at least in the beginning.

A. M. Mitchell, Author, Digital Artist and Proprietor

Featured Image

Ancient Games Well Played

Alive dynamic scene sublime
immortalized incised etched deep
honeyed moves unchanged through time
fierce comrades strive, well matched, compete. 
Ancient games well played
through statuesque antiquity have stayed,
displayed, with universal dignity.
Where are those scenes today?
 by A. M. Mitchell ©
Compilation by A.M. Mitchell
Picture Element Credits:
Trifid Nebula
NASA/ESA and Jeff Hester (Arizona State University)
Exekias Amphora of Ajax and Achilles

Between beginning and end, action and reaction, one chapter and the next, there is foreshadowing.

Gallery


Manuscripts

Theillian Blus

“This be the tell of the beginning, of Jassi Blu Sandia RRall of Theill, Child of the Chosen, Singer of the Death Song, Granddaughter of the Grand Duke and the InGathering of her crew, Star Commander Rovan Ames, Dr. Grimes, Collins, Toki, Sasha and their ship ‘Rose Shani’ with earthbound words and earthbound rhythms, earthbound thoughts and earthbound dreams, I, Siman De La Sandro y De La Court, son of House Rijilan, charter member of the Grand Duke’s Retinue, share with you her story.

Voltaire’s Wine

“These be the voyages, of the Grandchildren of the Grand Duke. Jassi Blu Sandia brought up on Theill, her crew and ship, the ‘Rose Shani’.  Her cousins Apollonia, proprietor of KikiDi’s, Thealonious, strong, searching and somewhat strange, Hieronymus, serious, ponderous, a sculptor of light, and Domitian, expert linguist, historian, and spoiled sybarite and their ship ‘Tolevair Churez’. I tell of their journey, with star bound words and cosmic rhythms, space bound thoughts and heavenly dreams.”


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Main Background Image Milky Way Center – Hubble – Image Credits: NASA, ESA, and T. Brown (STScI); Science: NASA, ESA, W. Clarkson (University of Michigan-Dearborn), and A. Calamida and K. Sahu (STScI)