Ellen L. Ekstrom has been intrigued by all things medieval since seeing Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” as a five-year old—when it was first run in theaters. Now that she is in her own middle ages, the passion for the Middle Ages hasn’t abated. She is a deacon in the Episcopal Church, Diocese of California, whose ministry concentrates on social justice issues and historical theology. To support her family and frenetic lifestyle, she works as a legal secretary. Once in a while, she sleeps.