One Year On: An Ode to Anne

On April 29, 2017 at 6:12 p.m., Anne died. Today, the fall of 2003 feels like a distant memory.  I was working at Plimoth Plantation in my first year as a historical interpreter (read: professional pilgrim), and my mother called me to tell me about a litter of kittens the curator of a different museum … Continue reading One Year On: An Ode to Anne


One Female Scholar and Inevitable Sexism

In the Miami area, you never know when the mail is actually going to show up.  When I lived in Manchester, New Hampshire, the mail carrier was promptly at the community mailboxes every day at 11:00 am.  Here, we were surprised to find that mail delivery, like nearly everything else, does not run on a … Continue reading One Female Scholar and Inevitable Sexism


Back in January, when the exams were looming large and the pressure was really starting to come to bear, Stephen and I decided to take a trip during Spring Break.  I'm usually not much of a fan of traveling at this time of year, in fact.  The spring semester, unlike the fall, is not punctuated … Continue reading Paris


Finally. . . *finally!!* my exams are over. Here, comprehensive exams incorporate two steps, a written section and an oral section.  The written section involves three four-hour test sessions, one for each of three historical fields, and the oral section is one two-hour session that must take place after the written section has been completed … Continue reading PASSED