Sunday, January 16, 2011
Back Online and a New Year's Resolution
I am finally back from an intense trip to Beijing, China for work. Needless to say, not much time for blogging, as I had suspected. In any event, I am glad to be back and am ready for an interesting year ahead as we commemorate all that happened in 1861. Work contines to be busy, but I am determined to keep up posting twice weekly.
As the new year gets underway, I have made the usual resolutions -- lose weight, exercise more, etc. Of course, I may not have the willpower in 2011 any more than I did in 2010! There is one resolution, however, that I am determined to keep -- to learn more about the Western and Trans-Mississippi Theaters of the war. As an Easterner, and long-time resident of the DC area, I naturally have gravitated to the Eastern Theater. Many of that theater's bloodiest battlefields took place right in my back yard for that matter! To start the year right, I am going to read an overview book that I received for my birthday entitled, Decision in the Heartland. After that, I will see where my interests lead me. Because this blog has a decidedly Eastern and DC metro-area focus, I probably won't be posting too much here on the West and Trans-Mississippi. But I look forward to expanding the scope of my Civil War studies and to sharing a thought from time to time.