About Me


Hey there!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Austin and I am a scientist by day. In my spare time, I enjoy visiting historical sites.

I have grown up in Tennessee & Georgia amongst Civil War territory. More recently, I have also enjoyed opportunities to visit sites of earlier American history in Virginia and Maryland. Through my travels I have begun to realize how nuanced, complicated, yet relevant our country's history is...and how crucial a good understanding of where we come from informs how we act as Americans today.  I particularly enjoy studying about how religion and botany intersect with our national story.

As I share my ponderings of the past, I hope my pontifications will help to enlighten and shape your own perspective on American history.