Author Archives: Bill
When I looked more carefully at my grandfather’s birth entry, I realized his name was “Sweeny”, not “Sweeney” which we have all carried since his arrival in the US in 1903. This made me question the validity of my father’s … Continue reading
In my genealogy research, I found no less than 5 documented birth dates for my grandfather that differed from his birth certificate. These dates spanned 12 years and two seasons! I obtained copies of his birth certificate, the passenger … Continue reading
Another favorite podcast of mine was on hiatus for 2 years – the Mathgrad by Chris Frederick. Chris was podcasting as a PhD student at Colorado State University until life evidently got in the way – finishing the PhD, a … Continue reading
The United States allows dual citizenship with numerous countries, including Ireland. A few years ago I found out Ireland offers citizenship by descent. It is called “Citizenship through Foreign Births Registration (FBR)”. The background work took me a couple of … Continue reading
Adam Curry, the so-called podfather, provided my introduction to podcasting a few years ago. His podcast, the Daily Source Code, was about the process they were going through to start a business around podcasting. It was interesting to hear about … Continue reading
I’ve always been an avid radio listener. As a kid, I would listen to New York Knicks basketball games and the Jean Shepherd show. Jean Shepherd was a great story teller and late in his career he was best known … Continue reading
Unfortunately the comment was spam 🙁 I haven’t “advertised” the existence of the blog, so I would have been surprised if I actually did have a valid comment.