About Myricopia

This blog is about lessons we can learn from history, in hopes that maybe, just maybe, we’ll actually heed them.

In my book, Fortune’s Frenzy: A California Gold Rush Odyssey (due out from TwoDot in 2023), farmers from Indiana go to California in 1851, hoping to find a pile of gold — despite going deeply into debt and ignoring numerous reports from the mines that getting rich was rare. They just had to find out for themselves, much to their detriment.

Because I am a biologist, as well as a genealogist and amateur historian, I’ll draw lessons from historical events, people, nature, the land, and literature. The lessons won’t always be deep, pithy words of wisdom. Sometimes they’ll just be little tips for a better life (or better research). Occasionally I will draw on stories from my own past. After all, once I passed the mid-century mark, I officially became an “antique.”

Please feel free to leave comments on any post, even if – especially if – you disagree with me.  I believe civil discourse is critical to understanding and tolerance.

Enjoy

 

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

Public Historian

a blog about history and genealogy, by Fred Dews

The Patchwork Genealogist

Uncovering Family Legacies One Stitch at a Time

Family Finds

Adventures in Genealogy

What's Going On @ ACGSI

Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Blog

sue clancy

visual stories: fine art, artist books, illustrated gifts

Ask the Agent

Night Thoughts of a Literary Agent

Joy Neal Kidney

Family and local stories and history, favorite books

UNREMEMBERED

A History of the Famously Interesting and Mostly Forgotten

Gerry's Family History

Sharing stories from my family history

Rhyme Schemes and Daydreams

Things That Interest Me

Women Writing the West

Writing about experiences of women and girls in the North American West.

Author J.v.L. Bell

Exploring the Past to Improve the Future

thedihedral.wordpress.com/

Climbing, Outdoors, Life!

here2where

Travels Galore

WALKIN', WRITIN', WIT & WHIMSY

Strolling around SE Michigan & sending joy in the journey.

Tofino Photography

Professional Wildlife, Landscape and Seascape Photography

Notes from a Western Life

The Windbreak House Blog by Linda M. Hasselstrom

The Letters

Louise Mabey

Smart Canyon Genealogy

Viewing family trees from 8500 feet

%d bloggers like this: