Living history

Over the past three decades I have dabbled at family history research. Descending almost exclusively from common dirt farmers, I have no illusion about having … Read more

On writing a blog

I am finding that writing a blog is a challenge that requires careful consideration of several things. The subject, of course, is the most important. … Read more


English is a rich and powerful language drawing from many roots. Nevertheless, there are several non-English words that enrich our ability to communicate — and … Read more