Migration

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A few years ago in academic circles, a movement began called “Popular History.” Literally, this is the history of the people, not kings, queens or generals.  The people…the 99 percent who never became famous, who lived their daily lives, sometimes … Continue reading

I’ve neen thinking…

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I’m still working on my family tree. Lately I’ve worked on dad’s side.  I’m back 10-12 generations in several lines. When you go back ten generations, you have thousands of ancestors.  The lines I have followed lead to England, Wales … Continue reading

An extraordinary man

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I’ve spent the past week reading two books, The Fifth Woman, by Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Wallender series, and The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the New World, by Andrea Wulf, science writer extraordinaire. I’m … Continue reading