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A New Topic: Civil War Memory

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog. I am sad to say that I will be discontinuing the brief “today’s tidbit about me” section at the beginning of the post. This is because I’ll be focusing my posts on a more serious, specific scope of topics this fall – specifically, the issue of […]

Short Lived Ironclad

Hey there folks and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: like most people, I am perfectly aware that Sunday is technically the beginning of a new week. However, despite the best efforts of calendars, I still occasionally forget that fact and revert to my childhood idea that Monday is […]

Mass Murder and Mutilation in Minnesota

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I bite my nails out of habit, and as a result I have a hard time opening things like Swiss Army Knives and Key Chain Rings. On the plus side… actually, there is no plus side. I bite my nails, and […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: when visiting Cambridge, we got to explore the Great Court at Trinity College. It’s a tradition that running-minded athletes try to round the entire Great Court in the time it take the College’s clock to chime the hour of 12 […]

10 Years Ago Today…

240 feet below the swells of the Atlantic Ocean, 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras in an area known as the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic,’ the wreck of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor waited.  Buffeted by the clashing of the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current, she who had fought an epic battle […]

Turtle Power!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: this morning, I wanted nothing more than to feel the sweet, sweet decadence of a Krispy Kreme donut on my tongue. Sadly, a donut is a treacherous thing: if I had admitted one to by belly, it would no doubt […]

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 […]

Early Submarines Part 2

Well hey there, readers – good to see you again! After all, it’s been SO LONG since I’ve posted on the good ol’ blog… (yes that was sarcasm). Today’s (second) tidbit about me is: in terms of climate and setting preferences, although I like the warm summer of the beach, I prefer the cool autumn […]

Early Submarines Part 1

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a fan of football and ice hockey, but I find soccer to be one of the most tedious sports ever.   In my second Blog post, I discussed how the world responded to the first armed contest between ironclad […]

The Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Howdy friends, and welcome to another posting on the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: during a visit to Dublin in May of 2008, I completely bypassed the 2-hour-long line for admission to the Guinness Brewery by registering online the night before at no extra cost! You should all do the same if […]