Mystery Artifact

This artifact is interesting and we have a had a few guesses including a cane topper and a part of a small mirror. (Photo Credit: Kelly Palich) This artifact is made of carved bone, and fused together with an iron bar inside. It appears to have an area where a mirror could have rested. It…

The captivating salt marshes of St. Simons Island, GA: My Happy Place

“….Somehow my soul seems suddenly free From the weighing of fate an the sad discussion of sin, By the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of Glynn.” – Sidney Lanier, 1878 So wrote Sidney Lanier over a century ago about his beloved South, and today this feeling continues along the land…

McDonald’s Infiltrates Historic Savannah

For the last two years, we knew it was coming. It just was put off for so long it still came as a shock to see the work begin on this historic building at the corner of Broughton and Jefferson Streets. Yesterday as I walked from the parking garage to work, my eyes were immediately…

Shopping Local for Christmas and beyond

Every winter the holiday season seems to get more and more commercialized, with corporate greed seeming to trump common sense and the whole holidays bringing people together idea. This concept is not lost on many people, as evidenced by the recent Occupy movement, as well as just conversations I have had with various friends and…

The reason why I vote

I was recently doing some research about the former students who attended the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, MD. My hope is to find out what happened to the lives of these women after leaving school. True, Patapsco Female Institute transcended the typical ‘finishing school’ of the period with courses in natural philosophy, mathematics…

The insulation myth

So I was having a conversation on the couch with my mother when there was a knock on the door. When I answered I knew right away not to reveal that either of my parents were home when the man asked if the homeowners were present. He gave me a pamphlet and said that if…