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A collection of thoughts that almost certainly and probably, but somewhat unlikely, but potentially might be connected to each other.  Enter a historian's mind if you dare...

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The Obligatory Tour

The Obligatory Tour

As I get more and more into anime, I am sure I'll start lampooning something with anime.  Right now I could go on and on about how tacky I thought Soul Eater's ending was, how gut wrenching Chrono Crusade's ending was, or how I really despite Hetalia despite the fact it's supposed to be a historical concoction.  However, until that time comes - I figured I'd let people get a glimpse of my day-to-day, and my thought process therein.   A historian, that is a Federal Historian (read: Golf-Sier
Defining a Rabbit Hole

Defining a Rabbit Hole

Recently, I got approval from my security advisors to begin writing on a 1960s era weapons platform.  It will comprise of a single component of what will eventually be my dissertation.  It isn't so much that the platform is sensitive material, rather than I'm just getting in the habit of working with my security guys.  After all, my career is young, and there may be times down the road when I need a more rapid response to an inquiry than "in a few weeks."   This past weekend, I wrote up a s
"Just a Historian?"

"Just a Historian?"

In the profession of history, often times we encounter a few choice sayings that the general population has grown accustom to hurling our way.  Each and every time I heard one of these sayings, in school, I would get agitated.  Every time I hear the other, now, I get even more irritated. 'You're studying history?  So, you're going to teach then!' I know this is hard for some people to grasp, but the history field has one of the most dynamic skillsets of any profession.  You requi

The History Kid

The History Kid

"Embrace the Suck"

"Embrace the Suck"

It's an old adage - one that certainly reaches back farther than you or I have been alive.  "Embrace the Suck." So why is this such a big deal to me?  Well...I actually have an anime spin on this one - "omg, gais Michael's gonna post some anime stuff!"  Calm down there, Mr. Roboto. I have an automatic turn-off when it comes to main characters in an anime.  Mainly those who do not "embrace the suck." (Michael, what the frig does that even mean?) I'm glad you asked member that's talking
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