American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Uncategorized

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for following me here over the past year. I really appreciate everyone's support and friendship. The holidays are here, the year is winding down and it's time for some reflection on this past year before making plans and goals for the next one. 2013 was… Continue reading Merry Christmas!


Shout Out to Shirley

I’d like to recognize someone who is not only my mentor, but one of my very dear friends: Shirley McQuillis Iscrupe, Pennsylvania Room Archivist at the Ligonier Valley Library.  Since we met almost 9 years ago, I have learned a lot about public history and the Ligonier Valley from Shirley. My first visit to the… Continue reading Shout Out to Shirley


Fall Catch-Up

Hello dear readers! It has been quite a while since I've posted here, but I  just wanted  to catch up.   I hope to be returning to posting my photos and updating my site on a more continual basis. Beginning tomorrow I plan to post my family photos on a weekly basis as that wil give me… Continue reading Fall Catch-Up


Today is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter!

June 9th is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter!  If you're on Twitter and have always wanted to ask archivists about their jobs and collections in archives, log on and tweet your question with the hashtag #AskArchivists.  Archivists from institutions all around the world, including our own network of Smithsonian museums will be participating in the event… Continue reading Today is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter!


“Sea Turtle Orthodontics”

Florida Orthodontist Doubles as Turtle Shell Repairman The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a non-profit sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center in Juno Beach, FL, recently called in a local orthodontist to help their veterinarians repair the damaged shell of a green sea turtle who was hit by a boat last June. "Some people are calling it… Continue reading “Sea Turtle Orthodontics”



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