Category Archive: History

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Alright, this is clearly something my friends keep mocking me about. There was this one time, a few years ago, when we were all playing a questionnaire game. I was asked the famous… Continue reading

La Rochelle and the New World

About 10 years ago, I spent a few days with my mother in La Rochelle (litteraly “Little Rock”), a French city by the Atlantic ocean. As a fishing harbour, La Rochelle was first… Continue reading

Amish Quilts

To complete my Master’s degree in 2004, I had to write a dissertation and then defend it before a college committee. Emotionally speaking, the few days preceding the defense felt like a complete… Continue reading

Rememberings of the American Civil War

The American Civil War started in 1861 when eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States of America and formed a Confederation. Before the war, the North and South differed… Continue reading