Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Taking On Shakespeare

I've decided to read all of Shakespeare's plays. That's 37 in all. Actually, I already read Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet some time ago, so that's 35 left. I finished Macbeth a few days ago, and now I'm reading The Tempest.

Why, you ask? Well, my dad passed away last month. He was an English major in college, and he and my mom met in a Shakespeare class. I wish I'd read more Shakespeare while Dad was still living so we could discuss them, but better late than never, is what I figure. I think he'd like this project.

Would you like to join me in my Shakespearean journey? If so, comment below! Better yet, join me on Goodreads:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Writing a Family History

I've been involved in genealogy research since the early 1990s. Lately I've been thinking about picking one of my lines to concentrate on putting together a book. So, I decided to pick one line from my dad's side (Burdine) and one line from my mom's side (McCauley) to focus on. I've discovered that, especially with my AncestryDNA and 23andMe test results in, it's easy to get distracted with other family lines, but it's all good, really.Sometimes it's good to "go with the flow," especially when it includes getting in contact with a "new" cousin!

Friday, February 16, 2018

In Memory of My Dad

My dad made Duke Alumni Twitter feed today, and it made me smile. I sure do miss him.