The Basics--About Me, Contact, and General Whatnot


Great things have been effected by a few men well-conducted George Rogers Clark, in regards to the Illinois Campaign of the American Revolution

If you want a happy ending, of course, that all depends on where you end the story.  Oscar Wilde

I love history, research, the scent of woodsmoke, and the sound of a cannon battery, which is why I reenact the American Revolution.  Add in a love of historical clothing and sewing, and that's why I make eighteenth-century clothing reproductions (and have an excuse to wear them that doesn't involve the neighbors thinking I'm insane).

I like the present, too, of course, and when I'm not sewing, writing, or engaged in living history with my reenacting organization, I can be found hiking, sharing a beer with a friend at our favorite Irish pub, or hosting friends at home for cookouts and cocktail parties.  I am in constant pursuit of creating my signature pie crust (latest incarnation includes butter, lard, and a side of heart disease).  I'm a little old-fashioned and quite a bit quaint--I prefer mincemeat to mousse.  My real-world job is tutoring writing and managing an online writing lab.

General disclaimers:  If you'd like to use something from this blog, please ask first.  Of course, I can't stop you from nicking my ideas, but God, Santa, and karma are all watching. 

If I've used something of yours and haven't given proper credit, please alert me.  I promise it was not intentional, and I want to correct the error as soon as possible.

If you want to drop me a line, please feel free to email me!