In 2009 or 2010 I got my first mac, a bottom of the line Mac Mini that had 2GB of RAM, a 160GB spinning disk hard drive and 2.26 Ghz processor. By 2012 the thing had run head long into the rapidly evolving computer landscape and was miserable to use, so it got replaced with an iMac that at the time had an amazing 8GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage.
I’m currently running the beta version of iOS 14 so every time I run across something I haven’t seen before I’m not entirely sure if it’s new or if it’s just a feature I’ve never bothered to find before now. In exploring the beta I found this option within Safari’s settings:
Spent a weekend with the monks at Clear Creek Abbey
Saw Bruce Springsteen in concert for the first time
Won a $6,000 summer research fellowship
Presented at a conference in Hawaii (and spent a week exploring Oahu)
Travelled close to 3,000 miles on a research trip
Saw the Goo Goo Dolls (and Collective Soul) in concert
As a historian of Native American history I have three major conference options to present research and meet people in the field: the Western History Association, Ethnohistory, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Each of these conferences have their perks and their uses—the WHA combines all topics of American West history, Ethnohistory is the traditional home for the study of Native Americans that combines anthropology and history, and NAISA highlights the growing field of indigenous studies which includes topics outside the US.
He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he’d never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door
If you need to get from Albuquerque to Laramie (not that most people would need to), you’d pull out a map and quickly decide to head up I-25 and cut the corner around Cheyenne.
Hell’s brewin' dark sun’s on the rise
This storm’ll blow through by and by
House is on fire, Viper’s in the grass
A little revenge and this too shall pass
This too shall pass, I’m gonna pray
Right now all I got’s this lonesome day
Bruce Springsteen, Lonesome Day