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The Battle of Oak Grove, Pt. 1

Hello readers and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: whenever I’m riding in the passenger’s seat of a car, I feel compelled to quickly count all of the light sockets of traffic lights, as well as all of the electric transformers located on power poles and on the ground. […]

Setting Up the Dominoes

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I just recently recovered from my second-ever bout of food poisoning, and am pleased to say that in fact, I am NOT yet dead. Although to be fair, food poisoning does occasionally have the unfortunate side effect of making death […]

A Fine Day to Ride

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I once accidentally lost the keys to my car while visiting a friend at UVA. When we returned to my car several hours later, however, I realized that I hadn’t “lost them” at all: instead I had “left them in […]

150 Years of Science!

Hey there readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I can be awakened from sleep by the slightest noise, but I’m often completely oblivious to loud background noise when I’m awake and concentrating on a task.   In my last post, I described the end of the Battle […]

The Importance of Logistics

Hello again readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I loved riding a bike, I love driving my car, but I have absolutely no desire to ever combine the two by driving or owning a motorcycle.   So 150 years ago today, the Union army marched up the […]

The Battle of Front Royal

Hello everyone, and welcome to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when I brush my teeth, I feel strongly reminded of a fast version of the tune “Turkey in the Straw.”   150 years ago yesterday, the Union and Confederate armies met in battle at Front Royal, Virginia. As a crucial part […]