Year in Review: 2020


What can I say that hasn't already been said? What a year! I'd been thinking "what a crappy year this has been", when Mom and Dad sent me their Christmas letter. It reminded me of all the things that happened in 2020 besides a global pandemic. My niece Tegan was born in May, I lost … Continue reading Year in Review: 2020

Year in Review: 2019


Last year was still a year of travels, but at least I stayed in one place! I've been working at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, going on 2 years now. There were a lot of fun things that happened at work - making exhibits, lots of research and writing, … Continue reading Year in Review: 2019

Welcome to Another Year of Crazy


I had intended to write this before the new year rolled in, but here it is mid-January and I'm finally getting around to it. Last year was weird. I mean, there were some great things and some not so great things, as usually happens. But last year was particularly weird, and I feel the need … Continue reading Welcome to Another Year of Crazy

Castroville Texas and The San Antonio Mission Trail by bike


This has been an exciting couple of weeks! From friends visiting from Madison WI, and taking them to the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, to a work trip down to Landmark Inn State Historic Site in Castroville TX, and extending my trip for a day in San Antonio, it's been a lot of fun - … Continue reading Castroville Texas and The San Antonio Mission Trail by bike

Wanderings in Central Texas


This blog was always meant to be a chronicle of my travels, and virtual connection to my friends and family in distant places. Now that I have made the monumental move from Chicago to Texas, this connection seems more important than ever. And so, after my first month living in this strange country (indeed, the … Continue reading Wanderings in Central Texas

AAM Annual Meeting in Seattle


Last weekend I took the long 4+ hour flight from Chicago to Seattle to attend the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting. The conference was about four days of non-stop action, from thought-provoking sessions, to special museum events, to networking receptions. Lots of coffee was involved, mostly to get through the long days, but also … Continue reading AAM Annual Meeting in Seattle