Famille Historiann is off on a working mini-break to Tucson, for the annual meeting of the Front Range Early American Consortium at the University of Arizona. (Teh Srsly Awesumm Greatest Depression Evah may mean that this is our last trip for a while–so let up, OK?) The FREAC as it is affectionately known is one of those regional gems with a very friendly and smart cast of regulars. Many thanks to Jack Marietta for hosting us.
So, no posting this weekend–only rigorous interrogations of scholarship, while sitting by the pool drinking Cactus Blossom margaritas. Historiann is taking ideas for an essay on “Gender and Sexuality in the North American Borderlands” out for a ride. Giddyap!
UPDATE, 10/12/08: Home again, and it’s 45 degrees F and damp in Potterville! Those 90-degree days around the pool sure felt good. Oh, and the conference was great, too–I learned a lot, and where else can one tell stupid jokes about Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine? (I mean, who else would appreciate them? Thanks, FREACs! See you in Boulder next year.)