How To Read

Since new posts are published independent of theme, historical narrative, or year, scanning down the blog entries might give new readers a confusing, disjointed experience.

Avoid that by clicking on Tags or Categories (every post has these; look at the bottom of a post).  That will pull up connected series of posts.  Posts that are part of a series are conveniently numbered “Part 1,” “Part 2,” and so forth.

Or, look in the Index for an overview or topic and follow links from there.