Personal History

A collection of 3 posts

What sticks with me

What sticks with me from a graduate seminar in American Puritan Literature. I don't remember how we wandered so far afield, but I'm glad we did. > Thomas Kinsella has died. A poet of

That's a long time

> The microorganisms that live in Boudin Bakery’s sourdough starter have been kept alive since 1849 https://t.co/8fzPJGtOS6 — Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) November 26, 2017 [https://twitter.com/atlasobscura/status/934876219329466368?ref_

An Ash Tree was Felled

An ash tree I planted in my yard more than thirty years ago was felled today, victim of the emerald ash borer [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_ash_borer]. The tree