• Monthly Goals,  Personal

    Hello July! Whoaaaa-oooh! We’re halfway there!

    Hello July! How are we already halfway through 2020?! It seems like 2019 was both yesterday and a lifetime ago. COVID has certainly disrupted our lives, including mine. But I’m surprised to say that I’ve been making some steady progress on a few of my goals from 2020. I’ve been having regular date nights with Kyle. I’ve been on a number of podcasts, webinars, and media outlets regarding my book Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. I check in with my friends weekly. I’m making moves at work. And I’ve even made time…

  • Scholarship

    Smuggling of Medical Supplies in American History

    After weeks of the Federal government telling states they were on their own when it comes to obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) only to then seize those shipments, local officials are taking extreme measures to secure PPE for their healthcare workers, including…

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    Goals for 2020

    Yes, I know it’s still technically December. But bear with me. This is my fifth year using the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets for goal setting. Some years I’ve been better about focusing on my goals and using my Powersheets than…

  • Monthly Goals

    Hello, November: Monthly Goals

    I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again: How is it already November? Thanks to Emily Ley for this lovely November art! I know that I’m probably the world’s worst blogger, but I keep coming back and I keep…

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    Hello, Autumn: Pedagogical Experiment

    Can you guys believe it’s already November!? Is Autumn really here? [To be fair, it hasn’t really started to feel like fall just yet…but the leaves are turning!] I feel like the semester just started and I’m already like…where the hell…