Hello all. Several things to apprise you of today.
First I want to thank all of you who thus far have taken the time to look over my new website. The numbers of those viewing the site do add up and when the numbers get high enough they tell me the website will start showing up in Google searches of my name, so many thanks! Also, some of you have offered some very useful suggestions and ways to enhance the site. I have incorporated some of these as you will see in the addition of several pages to the site. These include a listing of my upcoming public talks, lectures and appearances. Another new page, which is a work in progress, will feature some extracts from several of my books and papers. This is being done to enable newcomers to the site or newcomers to my work, to have an idea of the focus of my research and writing over the years.
On another book note, the University of Georgia Press has just released my book The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower in a new softcover edition. The hardcover edition, still available, was published by the Press in 2010. I think the softcover printing will enhance the availablity of the book to many coastal history enthusiasts as the price is about half that of the hardcover book.
I will be speaking at the Lower Altamaha Historical Society in Darien on October 18, doing my "Life, Labor and Landscape" talk linking ecology and history in coastal Georgia. I will also be at the Ashantilly Center on Saturday, November 3rd for a 1 p.m. talk about tabby architecture and related subjects. This is part of the annual Darien Fall Festival so if you are in the area that day, please stopby for the program.