Virginia Standards of Learning, 2015
On Marjan Hill overlooking the
Port of Split
Posing with one of the four dragons on
Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2016
Office: 205D Chichester Hall
Fall 2022 Student
or by appointment
Longwood in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2016
Lapud Island, Croatia
Longwood in Croatia 2014
Krka National Park, Croatia
In the field, Donja Subocka, Croatia March, 2005
The graffiti on the building - in English, no less! - says:
"CROATIA MY LOVE...SERBIAN CHETNIKS GO HOME"
("Chetnik" is a term that refers to Serb nationalists;
a unit of Canadian volunteers did go through this area
in 1995...if anyone has information on the writer, please contact me)
The major drawback to doing fieldwork
in Western Slavonia, Croatia
(even after over twenty years, mine
contamination is a serious problem)
The other challenge: 20 years of road
deterioration in abandoned settlements
(this is a paved road; branches were scraping
both sides of the car at this point)
"As Geography without History seems a carcass without motion, so History without Geography wanders as a Vagrant without a home."
Captain John Smith
"Geography and history are not only analogous, but complimentary and interdependent, bound together by the very nature of things. This relationship is implied by such common terms as space and time, area and era, places and events - pairs that are fundamentally inseparable."
Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν
Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε/
κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων
[Tell them in Sparta, passer-by
That here, obedient to their word, we lie]
Simonides of Ceos
“Sometimes you can beat the odds with a careful choice of where to fight.”
Dwight McCarthy, “Sin City”
“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes."
"The day the monkey is destined to die,
ALL the trees get slippery."
West African proverb
("Thus unto Tyrants")
The dog did what?!?
Updated August 10, 2022