Category Archives: Blogging

Blogus Interruptus

derwerffboggg was interrupted by renewed interest in genealogical research. I dropped blogging to focus on family history. I found paternal second great grandparents. Using DNA, I found my mother’s biological father. I identified Empire Loyalists in Canada and 1640s Colonial ancestors in Connecticut. I enrolled in a ProGen Study Group, an 18-month professional genealogy training […] (Read more)

Building a Web Site, Creating a Blog, & Gratitude

My online life began in late 2006. The rationale behind an online existence was to create a space to share aspects of my life with family and friends through writing supplemented with photographs. With the help of a professional web designer, I built a web site. The web site design was beautiful and functioned exactly as I wanted. […] (Read more)

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman’s collection of free-verse poems in tribute to America, was first published in 1855. I was introduced to Whitman by my friend, Richard. I was twenty. Richard was forty. Richard had a degree in literature from Bard College. I thought he was brilliant; he became a sort of intellectual godfather and […] (Read more)