Ifttt, Evernote, and creating a wine label Notebook

Ifttt, Evernote, and creating a wine label Notebook

Last night, in celebration of actually writing a lot of words in my dissertation, I headed over to our good friends’ wine store for a celebratory wine tasting. In conversation, I had mentioned a bottle of wine Ashleigh and I had consumed that week. And by mentioned, I mean “you know, it was that red […]

Hurricane Irene Meets Historic Plantation…and My Wedding

Hurricane Irene Meets Historic Plantation…and My Wedding

Last spring, when Ashleigh and I were looking for venues to host our wedding, we wanted to get married in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, near to the place where we met. We visited a number of different sites, but the one we settled on was Sotterley Plantation, the oldest remaining Tidewater plantation in Maryland. Built […]

In Sickness or in Health

In Sickness or in Health

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Dirt, Leadership and Management | One Comment

Over a decade ago, my father and I went to Winterset, Iowa, to bury my grandmother, Frances Brock. She had died after almost a decade battling Alzheimer’s disease. I never really knew her before the disease took hold, or at least was too young to have committed a relationship to my own memory. Getting to […]

Day of Archaeology

Day of Archaeology

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

  Today is a special day in the archaeology world: across the pond, archaeologists have organized a “Day of Archaeology”, a blogging event where archaeologists from all around the world contribute a blog post about what their typical day looks like. The purpose is many-fold: to give the public an idea about what archaeologists do, […]

A Request

A Request

This summer I have the pleasure of teaching an online Intro to Archaeology course for Michigan State University. As with most intro courses, the content is pretty basic, and the goal is to give students a chance to get  a glimpse about what archaeology is, why we do it, how it is done, and if […]

Blogging…in Other Places

Blogging…in Other Places

The past few months have led to some new opportunities for me to contribute to blogs in other places, many that are brand new blogs all together. I wanted to give you all a heads up, because if you’re reading this blog, you might want to be reading these other blogs, too. Gradhacker – I […]

Swimming Buddies and a Pipe Cleaner Necklace

Swimming Buddies and a Pipe Cleaner Necklace

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Dirt, Leadership and Management | 12 Comments

At the end of last week, Ashleigh and I brought home a new car for me to zip around town in. It is replacing my Toyota Sienna, which was turned into a heap of twisted metal thanks to a Ford F150 that didn’t believe in stoplights. A new car, therefore, meant that I had the […]

Remembering the People Behind the Things

Remembering the People Behind the Things

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 5 Comments

It’s often easy, as archaeologists, to get lost in the stuff. Often, this is because the stuff is the part of archaeology that gets celebrated. Rarely do visitors to archaeological sites ask, “So, what are you learning about the cultural past of the people who lived here?” Mostly, the question is, “So, what kinds of […]

Five Digital Grad School Tools for Writing I Can’t Live Without

Five Digital Grad School Tools for Writing I Can’t Live Without

Writing is the most important, and most difficult, part of graduate school. The hardest part, for me, is getting my butt in the chair: unfortunately, there’s no tool that will ever force you into the chair and help you start making “tappity tap” sounds on your keyboard. After I get in the chair to start […]

Blogging Archaeology: The Next Step

Blogging Archaeology: The Next Step

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 4 Comments

This spring, I will be taking part in a session at Society for American Archaeology Conference entitled “Blogging Archaeology”. In anticipation, there are a series of questions being asked by the session organizer, Colleen Morgan (@clmorgan), on her blog, Middle Savagery, regarding archaeology and blogging, to be answered by archaeology bloggers. Each week for the next […]