Try this on Jeopardy, baby

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Historiann! Native Americans never actually ate Historiann; killing such a timid prey was thought to indicate laziness! Historiann can usually be found in nests built in the webs of large spiders. The only Englishman to become Historiann was Nicholas Breakspear, who was Historiann from 1154 to 1159. When provoked, Historiann […]

Election Day open thread

What’s going on in your neck of the woods, edge of the holler, or side of the crick?  I’ll be posting updates through the day about what I see and hear in Potterville, Colorado (if anyone cares!)  I voted last Thursday, and the traffic at the early vote center was steady and strong.  I prefer to observe the ritual […]

Swing state election news and notes

UPDATED BELOW Well, I have some good news and some, well, annoying news to report: Signs of the times update:  The yard sign battle in my neighborhood, which was once so lopsided, is now being won decisively by Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates.  The week after I wrote my original post, all sorts of Dem yard […]

FREACout in the Desert: No Depression!

Famille Historiann is off on a working mini-break to Tucson, for the annual meeting of the Front Range Early American Consortium at the University of Arizona.  (Teh Srsly Awesumm Greatest Depression Evah may mean that this is our last trip for a while–so let up, OK?)  The FREAC as it is affectionately known is one of those […]

Saturday morning funnies

Well, imagine my surprise when I returned from my recent short vacation to find this little invitation in the mail from the University of Colorado.  (While I live in Colorado and work at a university, CU is not my employer–I work at the old aggie school I affectionately refer to as Baa Ram U.)  My […]