Occasional observations—scholarly, impressionistic and materialistic—-of a history professor fortunate to live in one of America’s oldest and (I think) most interesting little cities: Salem, Massachusetts. Somehow, I’d like to tie all of my favorite things together: history and historic preservation, architecture, design and decoration, gardening, shopping and everyday curiosities. Feel free to email me with your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The blog (a portrayal in progress):Somewhat random but still timely posts about culture, history, and the material environment, from the perspectives of academia, Salem and beyond.
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Top Posts & Pages
- savingplaces.org/stories/frank-… #SSUHistory 1 day ago
- RT @john_overholt: Geography class was much easier back when there were only two continents. id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/00134392… http://t.co/CTCYFuSI3P 2 days ago
- RT @NYMag: 12 spots where the super blood moon looked better than it did from your house: nym.ag/1VivOiT http://t.co/Y2w1JOFHEl 1 week ago
- Words fail to describe the ineptitude of leadership and support for the BPL! twitter.com/BostonGlobe/st… 2 weeks ago
- Lovely piece by my friend and #SalemState colleague Regina Flynn! twitter.com/SSUAcademics/s… 3 weeks ago