illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Back at work

Nearly forty years ago I cold-called personnel departments throughout Santa Clara County—before it was called Silicon Valley; now I am cold-calling history professors across the state of Oregon and beyond. … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shallows from Above: Heron Island

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef has been on our wish-list for years. Friends recommended Heron Island, at the Reef’s southern tip. Gary’s research revealed that most GBR resorts are … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment