I've been steadily involved in the cast iron community for several years now. I've focused primarily on the 19th century cookware, and within that primarily griddles, with skillets being a fairly close second. That culminated in the publication of the project I cooked up more or less immediately after becoming enthralled with cast iron--The Cast … Continue reading Calling All Cast Iron Kooks
The State of the ‘Spin, January 2023
I have to start this post with a sincere apology for the radio silence over the last few months. If you've kept up with social media, you know that we ran into a big snare with our immigration status in Germany and chose to head back rather than allow our savings to dry up completely … Continue reading The State of the ‘Spin, January 2023
Meet Cousin Rudolf.
In this post we meet Homo rudolfensis, a contested relative at the base of our genus.
International Darwin Day, 2022
With a huge undertaking of a year behind me, I've come up for air to let you know what's going on, and what to expect.
Much Ado About Digitization
I’ve been doing a lot of research remotely over the last several years. Libraries, museums, historical societies, and even some historically-minded Facebook groups have done fantastic jobs of digitizing documents for immediate access from literally anywhere. Of course, digital collections have a long way to go—often times tiny fractions of collections have made it onto … Continue reading Much Ado About Digitization
The State of Rhode Island
In this post I talk about the ways my research has impacted my views on some local political topics
The Histories We Choose
It probably surprises few people besides myself that I’m fairly involved with local history. As an anthropologist, I’m perpetually of the view that all history is local, and that local history is global. However, also as an anthropologist, I’m also well aware that the history we celebrate is a choice, and often one that wasn’t … Continue reading The Histories We Choose
Let’s Get Down to Business!!
Now that we’ve spent some time learning, it’s time to compile and share what we’ve learned!
A brief introduction to Hawaiian history and the transition to a written language. This post covers the alphabet and a few grammatical rules.
A Little Finger and a Lot of Background.
With the announcement that a Denisovan finger bone physically resembles modern humans while genetically being more related to Neandertal, I give some context as to how we can know that.