Catch-up time!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. A lot has been going on, which means there’s a lot to catch up on. And, I’ve been very busy. I need to rewind to the end…

New Spring Semester, Old Green Technology

School starts in a couple days! During intersession, I’ve been preparing for classes in statistics and geology by watching YouTube videos on statistics (thanks, Crash Course and Khan Academy) and taking a free Open University…

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…

A New Planner (Or, 2021 Here I Come)

A couple posts ago I talked about my planner, and how I’m ecologically against buying a new partly plastic planner every year when my refillable leather planner folio has been going strong for 30 years…

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…

College School Supplies Haul!

The cool people who make college student life vlogs always do these big “school supplies haul” videos showing all the stuff they got for going back to school. I’ve watched a bunch over the years and…