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Charles A Thresher American Pioneer This is the last of four parts of the journal of my great-great-great-grandfather, a pioneer of Kansas, Charles A Thresher. I have transcribed (the nearly impossible to read handwriting of) his memoirs here for all to share. I’ve done all the hard work but it’s worth noting a few important […]


Charles A Thresher American Pioneer This is the third of four parts of the journal of my great-great-great-grandfather, a pioneer of Kansas, Charles A Thresher. I have transcribed (the nearly impossible to read handwriting of) his memoirs here for all to share. I’ve done all the hard work but it’s worth noting a few important […]


I love it when magazines cover these sorts of things. Epicurious has found a wine they would recommend from every single state in the United States. Just because I think this is cool, doesn’t mean I’m exactly running to the store to buy some North Dakota mudwine. Time Magazine did the same thing a while back, but […]


Charles A Thresher American Pioneer This is the second of four parts of the journal of my great-great-great-grandfather, a pioneer of Kansas, Charles A Thresher. I have transcribed (the nearly impossible to read handwriting of) his memoirs here for all to share. I’ve done all the hard work but it’s worth noting a few important […]


While my father’s side of the family boasts a strong Germanic lineage, my mother’s ancestors are a more varied lot. Her mother was the daughter of two immigrants, a man from Basque country and a Ukrainian Jew, but her father was an All-American Son of the American Revolution with generations of red blooded, sometimes to […]


via my Brother


Went to the Fraenkel Gallery with my brother for his birthday and had the pleasure of looking at a remarkable collection of Lee Friedlander’s work. Friedlander has a gift at capturing complex messages of urban life and synthesizing entire experiences in beautiful American settings. More photos after the jump…