Scattered Thoughts

One of the best playoff experiences ever was watching Pittsburgh upset Indianapolis. And I like the Colts. Now, I’m rooting for the Stillers all the way, despite the fact that such an outcome is improbable. I guess fandom is the believing in the impossible part.

In other news, I’m happy to report that changes are underway here at Not sure when they will all come to fruition, but in the next month or so some stuff will start looking slightly different, and I’ll have a more powerful back end. Or at least the site will.

Question of the night: if cultural historians disallow work that covers more than a quarter century on methodological grounds (at least for work that covers the 19th century forward), then what’s a good name for work that covers a century or more of what we might otherwise call “history”?