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a sea of musket balls and gunpowder

TweetI am neck deep in 18th century lists of military stores; things like powder horns, bayonet belts, grapeshot, and bear skins. It is heavenly! I spent the weekend on the road. On Saturday I went to the Fort Plain Museum in Fort Plain, NY for a small (but wonderful) Revolutionary War encampment/reenactment. Sunday was a […]
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WFMAD 24

TweetThe minor family emergency didn’t escalate, thank heavens. My mother fell Tuesday night and we spent yesterday doing the rounds with doctors and the hospital and x-rays. She’s home now, though I won’t say she’s exactly comfortable. She broke three ribs. She’s going to be fine; the fractures are uncomplicated and there were no other […]
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Fact Checking and WFMAD 23

TweetThere is a great story in many history books in which John Adams calls the year 1777 “the year of the hangman” because all those sevens lined up together looked like gallows. The implication was that if the British defeated the Patriots in the American Revolution, the Patriot leaders (like Adams) would all hang. It’s […]
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Magic Monday & WFMAD 21

TweetMy weekend was a quick research trip, lots of library time, weeding the garden when the rain stopped, and – last night while hanging out with the family – cracking open dried cherry pits so the meat inside the pit could be added to the dark cherry liqueur I am brewing up for Christmas time. […]
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When maps don’t know where you are & WFMAD Day 15

TweetNo, we don’t live that far north. While I would never want to live in Los Angeles, an upcoming art exhibition makes a trip tempting. Dave McKean’s work will be at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery 7/19-8/16. From the comfort of your own home you can enter David Macinnis Gill’s ARC Giveaway Contest! My desk is […]
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The Fog of Research & WFMAD Day 13

TweetMy head hurts. I overstuffed it with facts and dead bodies and ghosts yesterday. BH and I drove out to a couple of Revolutionary War sites and met with a man who has been studied the events that happened there his entire life. I took a million photos and asked half a million questions. I’ve […]
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