Perhaps the number one tool of genealogists is the Decennial Census, an official counting of the nation’s population every ten years. However, perhaps fewer family history researchers consult the U.S. Non-Population Schedule, a Select Census.

I came across the Non-Population Schedule years ago while investigating former white, antebellum planters and…

I don’t know who watched “That ’70s Show.” I never did, not even once. I may have glanced at the characters while pressing the remote to change the channel. I’m not saying I didn’t like the show. I think it may have a cult following. …

What began as physical exercise is now a full-blown neurosis — a habit of surveying man-made landscapes from a pedestrian vantage point, observing intersections of nature and human attempts to wrest control.

This summer my daily walks have turned up many things, or I should say, many plants. The most…

In the midst of America’s most recent crisis moment, I have reflected on my many experiences of racism. The one that comes to mind first occurred about ten years ago over the course of five or more years.

It was an example of institutional racism at what was then my…

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