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Excellent discussion about Civil War memory and some issues pertaining to the “read-write” nature of blogging

January 29, 2009 by

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I know many of the readers here are actually “travelers” who frequently make their way through Kevin’s Civil War Memory blog to my blog, but for those who do not make that virtual journey, check out Kevin’s posts (with comments) from yesterday and today (and even the day before). There is some great discussion going […]

Yet another “playground”

January 28, 2009 by

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I’m never satisfied with practicing history one way and one way alone. I suppose it should be obvious considering all of my micro-blogs (see the column to the left). Perhaps I’m more than a bit all over the board. Well, I’ve recently started playing a little more in another playground as well. Look to the […]

Creative Commons and the world of the Web

January 27, 2009 by

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Anyone who knows my “other side” (not the Civil War-focused side, but the Web-obsessed side) knows that I’m a nut (“fanatic” sounds too scary… then again, maybe “nut” does too) when it comes to creative expression on the Web. I think I become more so with each passing day. I’m also quite obsessed with what […]

Are we limited in our perspectives in the Civil War blogosphere?

January 26, 2009 by

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After reading a comment made in one of my posts from few days ago, I realized something; something that I had really not thought of before. I think it is revealing in terms of how the Web can erase racial barriers. Nonetheless, of all of those who blog in the Civil War blogosphere, who among […]

Keeping track of OUR comments elsewhere and making it part of OUR blogs

January 22, 2009 by

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Just a quick note, but this is something that drives me nuts as a blogger. Blogging is, of course, far more than just writing posts, opening posts up to comments, and commenting on comments. Blogging is also about interaction within the blogosphere. I would say that most, if not all, of us venture out beyond […]

Connecting imagery to tell history

January 19, 2009 by

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I just stopped by Kevin’s Civil War Memory blog, and, in today’s post, with so little, he says so much. With only one word and a few images, he has put meaning to it all by posting them at the present time. Words and imagery in context = meaning as defined by the user/viewer.  An excellent post […]

Markers, Monuments and Revisions

January 11, 2009 by

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Craig “To the Sound of the Guns” Swain and I have been tossing some ideas back and forth regarding monuments and markers. Ultimately, Craig wrote a post, but opted not to include it on his blog as it doesn’t follow with the theme there. I offered to post it here, he accepted, and I’m glad […]

An image of Christmas Past… that is just as powerful today

December 24, 2008 by

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Well, I think that’s about enough “trimmings.” Just want to leave you for the day with this image (one of several Civil War Christmas images in the larger collection of images from Harpers Weekly available at The Civil War). While it fits well with the Civil War theme of this blog, I think it says a […]

Account of Christmas Dancing in Page County, 1864

December 24, 2008 by

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As a part of “trimming the blogs” today, over at Avenue of Armies, I just tossed in a short story of a rather busy Christmas dance circuit in Page County during the winter of 1864. The virtual snow against the black backdrop looks nice over there, though not quite as much impact as with the snow photo […]

“It’s not for eatin’, it’s just for lookin’ through”

December 18, 2008 by

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Borrowing a phrase from The Outlaw Josey Wales, I’m thinking of a metaphor… in terms of blogging… specifically, I’m thinking of comment boxes in blogs. What are comment boxes for? Are they just for looking at or are they there for a reason? To me, interaction with readers is a significant part of blogging. Perhaps I should […]