Street Music

One of the features which helps Colonial Williamsburg come alive are the random musicians in the streets 1. They play 18th Century tunes on instruments common to the day, and these lend a certain charm to visitor’s explorations. These three young men were sitting on the steps of the wig maker’s shoppe near King’s Arms…

Approaching History

I love history in general, but I have a special affinity for *U.S.* History. The subject fascinates me because, in it, I catch sight of the arcs which created the psyche of America — good, bad, and ugly.

My Vacation Place

Summer is almost upon us, and my family is planning our [almost] annual trip to Williamsburg, VA. People often ask why we keep going back to Williamsburg and there are several reasons I can give 1, but it really comes down to one thought. It’s our place. When I was growing up, my parents took…

Relieved

Today I am feeling immense relief. In the grand scheme of things loosing a hard drive, even one which contains important data, isn’t the end of the world. There are far greater issues in the world with which to wrestle. And yet, that drive contained a collection of a significant portion of my creative energy…

News travels fast?

If you search my blog you’ll find that one of my most favorite places on earth is Williamsburg, VA. I could easily spend a month in the Historic Area and never become bored. It’s my happy place 1. I’ve seen the place change over the years, which has been fun, and one of the most…