The Story of Us: Life in the Colonies

I’ve finally completed a project I’ve been working on for sometime now! I’ve been tracking my family history on Ancestry.com and I’ve gone back as far as the first immigrants to this country. I learned that my 10th great grandfather, Robert Rose, is listed on the Wethersfield Settlers Memorial in Connecticut. I would love toContinue reading “The Story of Us: Life in the Colonies”

The Story of Us: A New Nation

This is my fourth video in a series chronicling my ancestors on my dad’s side of the family. I’ve found it difficult to find all the records. The further back you go, the harder it is to track down information. This video discusses my relatives during and immediately after the American Revolution. One of theContinue reading “The Story of Us: A New Nation”

Do conservatives hate the environment?

This question is based on a stereotype, and like many stereotypes it’s not entirely true, but exists for a reason. I would even extend this question to Republicans and Christians. Why? Because having interacted with conservatives, Republicans, and Christians my entire life, I’ve noticed a prevailing attitude of contempt toward environmentalism and any attempt toContinue reading “Do conservatives hate the environment?”

How should we address income inequality?

Income inequality is one of the biggest issues in the United States, but there doesn’t seem to be a clear way to deal with it. The gap between the ultra wealthy and everybody else is both shameful and shocking. How did this happen and how do we fix it? The first step is acknowledging thatContinue reading “How should we address income inequality?”

Ancestry Roadblocks

I’ve been doing a lot of research on my dad’s side of the family, and I’ve managed to track back all the way to my 4th great grandparents. Most of them were born sometime in the 1st or 2nd decade of the 19th century. I was thrilled to discover how much of my family historyContinue reading “Ancestry Roadblocks”

The Story of Us: My 3rd Great Grandparents

I’ve been tracking my family tree on my father’s side of the family, and I’ve discovered so many wonderful things about my ancestors. Currently, I am researching my 3rd great grandparents who were born and raised during the 19th century. This generation either grew up or served during the American Civil War. I learned thatContinue reading “The Story of Us: My 3rd Great Grandparents”

My Ancestry Adventure Begins!

My grandparents turn 88 this year. It’s amazing that I still have both of them in my life. Given their age and all this free time I’ve had on account of the pandemic, I’ve decided to pursue a goal of mine – tracing my family lineage back to our roots. I have a few goalsContinue reading “My Ancestry Adventure Begins!”

Day 70: Happy Memorial Day!!!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re all safely enjoying the festivities and the beautiful (though occasionally rainy) weather. Quarantine restrictions have been relaxing, but maybe sooner than they should and people are flocking to parks, beaches, and rivers in droves. Unfortunately, the concept of social distancing has gone out the window which is ironic consideringContinue reading “Day 70: Happy Memorial Day!!!”

QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!

Pesticides are not new. They include a wide range of compounds like fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc. They grew in popularity in the 1960s and have been commonly used in households since despite numerous reports of their negative impact on the environment and our health. Though they can control harmful pests and yield better crops, theContinue reading “QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!”

Day 56: Did I already have the Corona Virus?

I’ve heard a few people ask this question and I’m wondering the same. In the beginning of February I got extremely sick. I knew immediately that my cough wasn’t allergies or just a cold. I could tell by that nasty taste in the back of my throat that I had some kind of virus. TheContinue reading “Day 56: Did I already have the Corona Virus?”