I suppose the original title here by wordpress is appropriate actually. So “Hello World”, and welcome to my little corner of the web.
As shown in the sub-title, the purpose of this blog is to record explorations of my ancestry, which is (rather conveniently) located mostly in lands along the river Danube; oder Die Donau, in other words. In doing so I hope to regain traditions and beliefs that have been lost over the past century due to immigration and American pot-melting. I love living near Chicago, as the past 4 generations have before me, but working within a non-Christian worldview requires me to extend research beyond where I currently am.
Despite what I just wrote, this is not a blog dedicated to any form of paganism or heathenry, though who knows in the future. I’m mainly digging through whatever information I can find about my known ancestors’ homelands, and pulling out whatever useful bits there are. Mistakes will be made, concepts misunderstood, and the occasional experimentation or musing may not even make any sense, but that’s ok. It’s all part of the journey, and I would hope readers have enough sense to not take my word as holy writ anyhow.
My hope for the future is that some of what I post is useful for others, and creates connections. Let’s see if I can do that with the goal of one post a week 🙂