One step forward, one step … forward

With coronavirus infections continuing to rage out of control, I was wondering when the on-site field excavation class I was taking this spring was going to get canceled. Yesterday morning I got the email: field…

2020 Year End Review: A New Beginning

Pandemic aside, 2020 was a year of real progress for me in my pivot away from advertising and toward archaeology. Archaeology? This time last year it was Shakespeare/literature, and I was looking into master’s programs,…

Garage Archaeology!

In clearing out my mother’s house, I moved from her garage to ours several long-buried boxes of, um, let’s call them cultural artifacts from my adolescence and very early adulthood. Major finds included books (including…

Voices From the Civil War

Two new books just arrived, research fodder for a class paper I’m writing on archaeological excavations done at Johnson’s Island military prison. The Johnson’s Island site covers a 16.5-acre Civil War-era military prison camp on…

Work in Progress

A batch of sunflowers volunteered in the flowerpot by our front door, and I feel very much like this bloom. I’m not yet fully formed, but I’m on my way. It’s been a meandering journey…