Volcanoes, 9-11, and Personal History. This post by fellow personal historian Dawn Thurston is a good reminder that personal history does not occur in a vacuum. All the pieces fit in a more relevant manner when family history is presented in a broader historical context.
210-year-old Irish immigrant's grave uncovered in New York park. For 210 years the body of 28-year-old County Kildare native James Jackson, a young Irish immigrant, has lain undisturbed in the center of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. But as park workers dug below Washington Square they revealed his gravestone, a three foot sandstone tablet buried so long ago that it’s a wonder the writing on his headstone is still so clear. Thanks to Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak for pointing me to this fascinating story.
New 'Antiquity' fragrances based on DNA of dead celebs. A Beverly Hills company is formulating a line of "Antiquity" fragrances based on the DNA of dead celebrities including Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson - even Richard Nixon. Weird, huh?
Days With My Father. An absolutely mesmerizing photo tribute to his father by Philip Toledano.
United Breaks Guitars. I find air travel to be an increasingly frustrating, unnatural and unsatisfying mode of transportation. Therefore, I’m pleased to share this video by Dave Carroll that has something of a happy ending. Here’s the story behind the video.
Flickr photo courtesy of Photos8.com.