Efficiency - that's what separates a beginning scholar from a professional. The pro knows exactly what process to follow to go from an idea to a final product. But I'm a rank beginner - I basically just figured out that a process could or should even exist.

I gave my website a new look. Hope y'all like it! Stay tuned for new content.

Come for lunch!

Come to the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington to hear me and Dr. Kristen Brill discuss our current research projects on classical memory and Confederate loyalties in the MVLA! 

Bending Path

On the face of it, graduate studies can seem a simple process. Somewhere on your school's online student suite, there will be a helpful list of requirements to fulfill: Enroll in 12 units per semester for full time status submit master's essay Apply for co-terminal masters degree upon completion of 48 units of coursework Submit... Continue Reading →

On This Day: July 19, 1885

It is believed that Ulysses S. Grant finished writing his famous Memoirs on July 19, 1885. Grant was desperately racing against the clock as he battled throat cancer and tried to complete his manuscript, which would provide financial security for his family. He died a mere four days later.

Gremlins in machina

We've probably all seen the film with the cute but remarkably troublesome Gremlins in it. We've probably also heard the phrase "gremlins in the machine." Well, there is nothing cute or funny about having gremlins hit your tech while on a research trip. I know because it just happened to me. Technology has revolutionized the... Continue Reading →

On the Road

Topsy turvy. That definitely is the prevailing theme for my summer. Every time I get a plan in place, something happens to send me scurrying for a new plan - that might send me 500 miles in the other direction. This is the summer before my fourth year of Ph.D study, which means I will... Continue Reading →

Big News!

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded a fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington next year. I am very excited and can't wait to get started!

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