Archive for August, 2008

Research Blog, Entry #1

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

I became what I call “fully acquainted” (or at least much more so than previously) with the Great Depression and Dust Bowl while in ninth grade.  I knew of the Depression and Dust Bowl beforehand; as an avid reader I fell in love with historical fiction novels that covered 1930s America.
My love for the era […]



Hello world!

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Welcome to Blogs @ William and Mary. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!



False start

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: About, General Technology, Research

I had finally got the gumption to write up my SNP paper. It was, admittedly, not what I’d hoped to produce, but it was a fair enough assessment for the requirements. I thought. This morning I woke to a lovely letter in my inbox saying, more or less, that I had to re-do […]



So it begins…

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m developing my honors thesis on the patterns of Chinese nationals studying abroad in the United States and what this pattern has meant for China’s relationship with the United States. I only began cultivating my interest in Sino-American relations after taking Professor Canning’s US-China Relations class sophomore year of college. Previously, my interest lay mostly […]



How I got hooked on Architectural History

By • Aug 31st, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research

The sun beat down on the twenty or so students of the College of William & Mary as they gathered around a slender, gray-haired professor with glasses. Together the group, which included myself, made up Professor Pease’s Architectural Design class for the fall of 2007. They followed their new professor on a walking […]



As with everything, it’s best to start at the beginning…

By • Aug 28th, 2008 • Category: China, General Technology, Honors Thesis, intro, message politics, Monroe, Research, research paper

“It’s hard to start a blog.” That was my first thought, after staring at the blinking cursor in MS Word for about five minutes, trying to figure out how to introduce myself, what I am researching, and make whoever is reading this immediately feel compelled to shout, “Look at this awesome blog I’ve found!” So, […]

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Hello world!

By • Aug 28th, 2008 • Category: history research, Honors Thesis, Research, research paper, Uncategorized

Welcome to Blogs @ William and Mary. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!



Am I asleep?

By • Aug 22nd, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Nationalism, Research, Scotland

Seriously, it’s not good to procrastinate, even if it’s unintentional.  Sometimes time can pretend to be stretchier than it truly is, leaving people like me caught at the edge of a cliff when they should have already built the bridge to walk across.  I’ve got research on the SNP – several notes files exist in […]



Odes & Odic Things

By • Aug 21st, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, odes, Odin, Research, Ww and the OT

So, someone commented on my first post that the real solution to my “Odic Tradition” dilemma was to find an ode about Odin, and thereby save myself a lot of time–thus, when someone says, “Oh, is that about odes or Odin?”, I can say, “Why, both!” Well, that day is here. Behold the beauty that […]



The semester approaches

By • Aug 18th, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Research, Scotland

I admit, I fell off the face of the earth for two months. I was in Halifax, NS, soaking up the last feeble summer sunshine rays that exist in the upper northern hemisphere. Then I moved halfway down the east coast back to Williamsburg. Not having much experience with moving from A […]