I love writing, but sometimes it frustrates me more than you can possibly imagine. How much research is enough? How much is too much? How can I tell the difference? I get so many great ideas for articles, but oftentimes, they never get past the research phase because I'm quite the perfectionist, and sometimes I… Continue reading Scholarly Dilemmas
You may have noticed that it's been a little while since I last posted. While I may have been absent for the past few weeks, I have certainly not been idle. In fact, I was working on something that took up much of my intellectual energies until quite recently, and now that it's done, I… Continue reading Big News!!! Huge News!!!
Despite spending hours and hours of my life on the ice, I don't know much about the sport of curling (it's not practiced in most skating rinks), but I really enjoy this vintage photograph of curling being played outside. I'm not sure where it was taken, but I found it in this cool article about… Continue reading Vintage Curling (not your hair)
Merry Christmas to all my readers! In case you were wondering what a scholarly skater might find under her Christmas tree, here is (part of) your answer: These will provide inspiration for months of posts, I'm sure. Also, enjoy this vintage Christmas photograph taken in 1899 in Kearny, New Jersey.
I really like it when I’m just going about my daily life and a great writing topic magically appears in front of me. Such was the case with this post. I was decorating my Christmas tree, found this box of ornaments, and realized I just had to write about them. My grandmother gave us some… Continue reading Some Old-Fashioned Christmas Beauty
Big news! I have received two awards. 🙂 Emily has given me the Dragon Loyalty Award, and Teagan has given me the Wonderful Team Membership Reader Award. Emily's award was actually two weeks ago now, but I didn't realize at first that I have to post something in return to accept it. Sorry Emily!! To… Continue reading I’d like to thank the Academy (aka Awards Time)
Hi! I'm Alex, and I'm a biblioholic. I went to the bookstore today to buy a map, and I left with this instead. I have a whole stack of books still to be read, but I am putting this one at the front of the line because it is primarily pictures and should be an… Continue reading Book Acquisition – New York Deco
Instead of one longer post, I have several diverse things to talk about today. Hopefully all will be equally interesting. Used Books: I went to an antique book and document fair for work yesterday, and I ended up spending almost everything I got paid to be there on used books. [I may be joking here,… Continue reading Used Books, Hoopskirts, and Christmas circa 1900
My paper is almost finished, but I have decided not to post it, at least at the moment. First of all, I don't want anyone else to see it until my professor has. Secondly, I really don't think any of you will be too interested in it. Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased with the… Continue reading A change of plans.
I'm writing again! I am currently working on my first scholarly project since graduation, and it will be ready to post shortly. I'm very excited. My topic is American Gothic Revival furniture. As you'll notice if you go back to my last post, this topic was on my list but not necessarily my primary interest.… Continue reading For my grand entrance…