Conferences, History, travel

The Power of Montgomery, Alabama

This April, I presented research at the Southern States Communication Association's Theodore Clevenger Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference (a mouthful, I know), which was held in Montgomery, Alabama. In between attending the conference, I was able to visit several of the historical sites that told the story of Montgomery. The Museums National Memorial For Peace and… Continue reading The Power of Montgomery, Alabama

Book Review

Book Review: A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love. Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and "take care of Mama" by her older siblings, but… Continue reading Book Review: A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

culture, History, travel

My Case of Wanderlust: 5 Places I Want to Go in the Next 10 Years

I have a travel bug. Ever since I was little, I would get this itch to go somewhere new every two months or so. Even just going to the beach for a day trip was satisfying, I just had to see something new. Needless to say, it hasn’t gone away in recent years, it has… Continue reading My Case of Wanderlust: 5 Places I Want to Go in the Next 10 Years

Book Review, History, Worldview

Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's… Continue reading Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians