I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
Blogs I Follow
- the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]
- Tales From B.F.E. (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Guitar)
- Life, And Other Natural Disasters...
- Too old to die young
- I only buy it for the articles.
- Patio Boat
- The Wolf Mama's Kitchen
- mark's journal
- A songdog's new world of random thoughts
- The WordPress.com Blog
Category Archives: genealogy
You may remember back in November I wrote about my great-grandfather Winslow, with two possible stories of how, where, and when he died (with slight additional variations) and my ever-thwarted attempts to find out what the real story was. In … Continue reading
So I have this great-grandfather. He stands out amongst my father’s lineage because the men almost all lived long lives, but he did not. Dad almost made 86; his father reached 90; his great-grandfather the Civil War captain got to … Continue reading
For this Veteran’s Day, I’m going to reach back to the American Civil War. A few weeks ago I discovered a news article written by someone who’s apparently a cousin to me about my great-great-grandfather (and namesake) and his brothers. … Continue reading