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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.   […]

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 Lay of the Land: A Topographer’s View of the Civil War

A while ago, I introduced you to some Civil War photographers in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of those who served their country in a capacity other than that of a general or conventional soldier.  As the Union clashed with the Confederacy, one did not have to pick up a gun to aid in […]

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 […]