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“Hey, why haven’t there been any posts lately??”

Sorry guys, I’m on temporary hiatus due to how crazy busy my life has become lately. A good crazy busy, but still. I just graduated with my Master’s in Environmental Science (yay!) and will be defending my thesis later this summer, probably sometime in August. I’m also presenting a portion of my thesis at a conference in late June (so I gotta scramble to get that put together and polished) and I’m starting a new job around then running an invasive species program for my region, bringing me up to full-time hours. All while trying to write my thesis (yea I’m nuts, but I gotta make it work, it’s a huge opportunity to advance in my field).

So yea, that’s why it’s been so quiet here again. I have quite a few drafts made for this blog so it’s not like there’s no content, but due to my goal of returning to more academic articles with accessible references means each one needs to have extra time devoted to research. Those usually takes a bit longer to double check than a UPG-focused post, but I feel the extra care is worth it.

I’ll most likely be able to return to a more normal schedule once the fall rolls around. Meanwhile the posts will be few and far between. Well, fewer and farther than usual. I’m still able to be contacted and I get comment notifications right away on my phone so if there’s questions or topic requests send them my way 🙂

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So what’s all this about…

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 🙂


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