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So Fill to Me the Parting Glass

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: sadly, today is the last day of my internship with The Mariners’ Museum. I have worked not only on your favorite Connections blog, but also on several artifacts and the Library’s Port of Call blog. Although I shall return […]

Consolidation

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: two of my best friends are currently in California, and apparently San Diego has a much higher concentration of British cultural items than I would ever have guessed.   150 years ago today, both Union and Confederate forces were redeploying all […]

Battle of Cedar Mountain Pt. 2

Ok welcome back to the good ol’ blog folks! Now where were we? Ah, yes – General Banks had just launched a sudden attack against the Confederates! General Jackson wasn’t quite ready, but his forces had been preparing to attack all morning and were now in position. As the Union advanced from their defensive position […]

Battle of Cedar Mountain Pt. 1

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s blog is a two-parter, and today’s tidbit about me is: my family has two dogs, and when my Mom goes out of town it falls to my brother and I to do all the dogly duties. This normally isn’t a problem, but it gets […]

Early August Dominos

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m an enthusiastic computer game player, and for those of you who share my interest or want to get into the hobby, be aware that it’s a good idea to wait until a game goes on sale before purchasing […]

A Clear Eye for the Cavalry

Hello again, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: When I visit my Dad in Alexandria, we often enjoy going to the gun range for some nice father-son-bonding time. And also because shooting guns at paper circles and clay discs is RIDICULOUSLY satisfying.   Ok so we have a […]

The Stakes Are Raised

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I got an iphone for Christmas, and now I can barely remember what it was like having a phone that didn’t have an internet connection or dozens of handy, useful applications. Growing up, I mostly played outside and watched tv […]

The Wrong Stuff

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I have a good memory for faces, and as a result I always enjoy it when I’m able to identify random actors when they appear in roles across a variety of movies or TV shows.   150 years ago today, […]

The End of the Seven Days

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I dearly like going to the movies, and I have recently seen the films “Brave” and “Ted.” They were both quite good, and I heartily endorse them. However, although “Ted” stars a giant stuffed teddy bear, it is NOT a […]

Fighting Doubles

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I usually play video games in my spare time, when I’m not socializing or doing miscellaneous required tasks. However, I also like sports and outdoor-related activities, for I believe that one should strive for a well-rounded set of experiences.   […]