Notes from a historian-in-training. Focal points may include: World War I, monuments & memorials, memory and American history, and the general effort to remain a human being these days.

Blog title taken from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring: “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”