It’s August first, and that means (for the first time in ten months) it’s time for another Capitol First! In … Continue reading Capitol Firsts: Arkansas!
This past week, during a conversation about current events with my senior Race in America class, Colin Kaepernick and the … Continue reading Grave of the Week: The September 11 Memorial
Mount Hope Cemetery is quickly becoming one of my favorites. In a city full of beautiful and famous burying grounds … Continue reading Chinese Burial Grounds at Mount Hope
You probably haven’t heard of Heyward Shepherd. Not much is known about him generally. He was a free black man living … Continue reading Who Was Heyward Shepherd? Contested History at Harpers Ferry
On June 8, 1876 – 140 years ago today – Boston’s Old South Meeting House was doomed. The building that … Continue reading "The Link Together Keeping": Preservation and Reconstruction in 1870s Boston
The Vietnam War Memorial – a gravestone that inverts the Classical standard of the National Mall – is a brilliant … Continue reading The Missed Opportunity of the World War One Memorial
Our daughter died the day before she was born. Her room is still ready for her: empty clothes in the … Continue reading Ida