Our first visit to the inside of the Alte Rathaus turned out to be much more impressive and comprehensive than I could've anticipated. I don't know what my expectations were, but they were definitely exceeded.
Almost but Not Quite Crazy— a Wee Bit on Cast Iron Repair
This post goes over cast iron repair, using my own success and failure as examples, as well as considerations to make before deciding whether or not to repair at all.
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 5: Griddle Me This
Infatuation with yet another griddle has led down a rabbit hole of the changing face of industrial production in the years immediately following the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Istanbul was Constantinople Now it’s…
In this post I unpack the deep lyrical analogy that is the song Istanbul.
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 3: There’s No Place Like Home
From its humble origins getting annoyed with my 73lb modern skillet to my first rummaging expedition to the Rhode Island Antiques Mall, it’s safe to say that my enthusiasm for cast iron cookware has gone from confused to thrilled to unhinged to genuinely passionate. Getting into this hobby, you learn a few things very early … Continue reading Crazy for Cast Iron Part 3: There’s No Place Like Home
The State of Rhode Island
In this post I talk about the ways my research has impacted my views on some local political topics
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 2!
After finding a peculiar cast iron bowl at the Rhode Island Antiques Mall, I set out to try and identify it using my fledgling knowledge of cast iron cookware.
History has a Life of Its Own.
So as you may know, I’ve been researching the institution of slavery in Rhode Island, and more broadly in the northern United States. What started with the grave of Adjua D’Wolf being in pitiful condition grew into the desire to try and flesh out a bit about her life. I’d read in a few sources … Continue reading History has a Life of Its Own.