Reconstructing a Family: Laban Lupo of Robeson County, NC

In putting together a genealogy, knowing who isn't part of a given family is almost as important as knowing who is. In the case of the Lupos in Virginia and the Carolinas, the exasperating naming conventions make it very difficult to identify who belongs where. Between 1780 and 1820 there were at least four men … Continue reading Reconstructing a Family: Laban Lupo of Robeson County, NC

Minds of Their Own

Many years ago, when I was in high school, I saw a film talking about Ibsen's A Doll's House, which contained a quote from Ibsen on why Nora leaves at the end. While I don't recall the exact quote, he essentially said that once he knew the character, he knew leaving was her only course … Continue reading Minds of Their Own

The Carvings on Stone Mountain, #4

W. W. Roark, J. W. Mehaffey, 1879 This carving is located to the left of the railing about two thirds of the way up the mountain, as one is ascending. It's in the cluster that includes the carving for Joe Carter and Annie Logan Anderson, and the carving for the Wells cousins and G. A. … Continue reading The Carvings on Stone Mountain, #4

Atlanta Street Scenes, Ballet Olympia, SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 3 July 2015

I took a walk through downtown Atlanta late afternoon of 3 July and snapped some photos of this massive sculpture in SunTrust Plaza at the corner of Baker and Peachtree Streets. I've noticed it before while downtown, usually while walking from Peachtree Center MARTA Station to Baker to pick up the PATH trail to Stone … Continue reading Atlanta Street Scenes, Ballet Olympia, SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 3 July 2015

End Times

As a child, growing up in a conservative Christian household and an evangelical church in the South, I was exposed to end times prophecy throughout most of my formative years, and I must admit, I found it very frightening. The thought that, at any minute, people were going to be called up into the heavens, … Continue reading End Times