We spent the 4th of July week in Annapolis with Tabby's mom, and these are some of the highlights from the trip. My mom and brother also came out, and we took Spencer to the Baltimore and Ohio Train Museum with our friend Akim, and hung out in Hampden with him afterwards. It was great to be gone from our town during the 4th weekend, since the town allows people to blow off fireworks within the city limits, and a fog of sulphur usually clouds the entire place for 3 days.
At the B & O Train Museum in B-Town.
With my family in Annapolis.
Statue of Alex Haley.
Little boys enjoy tackling big girl cousins.
Spencer at my dad's house in the lush Oley Valley.
I am an independent historian, and work as a book editor. I wrote the book, The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), and my articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, anthologies, and museum catalogs. Most of my writings are about the history of the American Southwest and California.
I play rhythm and lead guitar in the garage punk band, Red Cities from Lincoln NE, and have been in Zombie vs. Shark from Norman OK. I also run Modern Peasant Records, an independent punk and garage rock label with my friends Nate and Robert from The Putters, Killer Kicks, and 667s.
I hang with my wife Tabby and son Spencer, and we enjoy independent label music, skateboarding, and gardening.