First week of new school year went well. As I revise my present manuscript, I smile at the hoopla in Alabama over tomorrow’s University of Miami and University of Florida game. I am a Miami alum, having attended when we were first winning national championships in the eighties. Above is a picture of my second… Continue reading new school year and The U
I am still tinkering with my Zora Neale Hurston paper for SEWSA, which addresses the acclaimed novelist’s time in Miami during the winter and spring of 1950. As I write, my thoughts overlap with ideas being introduced in today’s Great Depression lecture in my “American Civilization Since 1865” class. I’ve already addressed in class how… Continue reading on housing, Miami and Zora
I am thankful for so much including a wonderful Thanksgiving, which included a meal with those lovely collards in the photo above. I am thankful, too, for the chance to continue learning about the historical past with Miami in mind. Below is an image of a book that arrived via the Interlibrary Loan folks at… Continue reading thankful for so much
Most of the plants are in the greenhouse as the temps continue to dip. I love my begonias and so glad we have enough cuttings to start more! I love, too, the tomatoes that are still coming in. Late last week found us in Birmingham at the Southern Historical Association meeting, a wonderful place to… Continue reading musings
Some of you know I am learning about the Seminole Indians’ encounters with the U.S. military in the years leading to the Civil War. I address them while studying spatial politics in Florida from the antebellum period through the arrival of turn of the century black Bahamians and the rise of the University of Miami… Continue reading another “why we do what we do” story
A bit of serendipity this week. The University of Alabama’s head footbal coach Nick Saban is said to be bringing on the University of Miami’s defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski. This week, my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” graduate class will be exploring urban spatial and racial dynamics by making ties between UM’s football program… Continue reading The Tide, the U and serendipity
A sixth championship for Nick Saban. I’ve been at Alabama for six years, five on the tenure track. You’re spoiling me, Coach! Congrats! Way to go, Tua, our back up quarterback, and all best to Jalen, our first quarterback, for being so gracious and supportive. And still thinking about Da’ron Payne at the Sugar Bowl.… Continue reading we did it – Roll Tide!