London Illustrated News WWI Christmas Truce Drawing

History and the Holidays

With Christmas coming up, I thought to write a new solely history post.  Too many of the last few years have been reviews of history books instead.  After all, many important historical events too place around this time of year.  Here are a few of the most recent. During the American Revolution, George Washington led…

My 2015 Christmas Tree.

Like a Blur

In many ways, it seems like the last few months have gone by like a blur.  Summer started out with a lot of interviews, followed by accepting a job offer and everything that came with relocating, and ended with the move itself and my paternal grandmother’s death (she was in hospice all summer after a…

Photo of three siblings

Over a Hundred Years of Photographs

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about anything archive related.  It’s time to rectify that.  With all the subbing and job applying I did in the spring, followed by the round of a dozen nearly back-to-back interviews in early summer, then moving and starting a new job, archive thoughts and projects have taken a backseat. …