And, a few months . . .

originally posted May 30, 2020
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. . . later, here we are! For the most part, I’ve been busy transferring my old website ( to this new spot at—updating and revising text, checking and correcting information, and adding a wee bit o’ spit-n-polish. Please let me know what you  … continue reading

Here’s to the year 2020!

originally posted December 5, 2019
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Two major events (well, more than that, but two that are primary in pushing me back into business) happened in my life over the past several months:

  1. My baby sister and her husband started an alpaca ranch—no, I don’t think that decision was based on a
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Where have I been this time?

originally posted December 12, 2015
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I explain—or maybe excuse—my recent absence with this explanation:

Over the past two years, four events have caused a distraction in my life: the death of my father, relocating from Orlando back to Raleigh, returning to more-than-full-time work at the state Museum of History, and  … continue reading

How can I help with a personal history?

originally posted September 18, 2013
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My father and I have different talents when it comes to researching and recording family history:  he does genealogy;  I do personal history and family history.  In other words, in my mind, at least, he does the bones (or the branches and limbs of the family  … continue reading