Update - Focusing on What's Important

Expanding on my last post . . . (This is rather personal, but wanted to be able to refer the curious here since I've received emails...

Coming Back Soon

Despite my lack of posting here, I've been very busy over the last six months, working with preservation groups, our local museum and...

Preserve History - It's What We Do

I've been "out of it" for a while. As always, lots going on behind the scenes. I'll be catching up over the next week so so. Here's the...

Home Sweet Home

My home is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (in the background here). This is looking east, Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Why...

History You Can Touch

History is so much more than abstract theory and politics which, unfortunately, seems to be the primary focus of today's 'progressive'...

The Failure of Educators

“and it suddenly hit me with horror—none of them recognized the name ‘Moses.’ And I thought: Oh my God, when Moses is erased from the...

Thank God for "Amateur" Historians

Fellow detectorist, preservationist and Virginian, Bill Dancy, has written a comprehensive book about colonial artifacts in Virginia. I...

Be Inspired

Don't let others define you.

50 Years Ago Today

I remember it so well. I was 11 years old. Many of my family members were impacted.

More On Sense of Place

I've written about the concepts surrounding what we know as "sense of place" many times. The older I get and the more insanity, unhinged...

My Daughter's Sense of Place

Our oldest daughter is an accomplished, strong young woman; a wife and mother of four beautiful girls. She holds a bachelor's degree...

"It's Good Work"

Indeed it is. And long overdue. [Don't subtract, add.] "Handprints are visible in some of the University of Virginia’s oldest bricks....

I'm a Cover Boy!

And so are my grandsons and their faithful dog, Ringo. Be sure and follow us on Instagram and Facebook! @relicsandbones