The Last Letter: A Reflection on a Soldier’s Letter from WWI

Today I haven't been feeling well, so I've had the heating pad, pencil and notebook, and research in bed with me today. My Master's Thesis deals in part with Mitchell Reid's book, "The Vacant Chair," and how hand-written letters become a replacement for that vacant chair within the domestic sphere. One of my readings today... Continue Reading →

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Reflections of a Graduate Student – Year One.

Well the first year of graduate studies are completed. I have discovered quite a few things about graduate school. I will list my top ten as follows: 1. Having the department head as your Historiography professor the first semester is scary, especially when he looks at you during seminar with a look that says: "Why... Continue Reading →

Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I

As I begin the task of constructing my Master's Thesis, I have found myself occupied with the search for World War I primary documents. I was happy to find a collection of 88 letters and assorted other materials from Ohio. Waiting to get them in the mail is hard: I'm impatient sometimes. Putting together the... Continue Reading →

Late Night Tutoring at Young Harris College

Well here I am, sitting with the college kids in the late night dining hall, tutoring.  Yes, tutoring, and writing this quick blog. I have to say that being a tutor is very enjoyable.  I like being able to help those who find History completely unfathomable, as one would find a new foreign language.  I believe that is what History... Continue Reading →

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