Frustrating Misnomers

Hawley. Holley. Holly.

It’s a roadblock in the genealogical path I’m on. I have found so many people that could be the next missing link that I feel close to just closing my eyes, spinning around, and pointing at one. Not to mention, the most likely of all I accidentally deleted my saved sub-tree for so now I’m on the search again.

It is, I have to say, quite agitating when there are so many name variations for a single name. People who filled out old census records obviously couldn’t be bothered with proper spelling or even asking how it’s spelled. In fact, I’m pretty certain some of these people decided on how they felt it should be spelled, regardless of the actuality.

I have run across the same predicament in other situations, but not nearly so annoying as this time. When you’re researching it, you sort of begin to feel like you are navigating a mine-field of missteps and the path is very wobbly between them.

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Society Reaches a Breaking Point

Society Reaches a Breaking Point

Since I’ve been ranting for ages that the government has been bought and paid for by corporations, private interests, and individual agendas… I’m very glad to see that the rest of the country is starting to at least entertain the idea.

Lovely to not be just a paranoid delusional anti-corporate conspirator anymore. Wait wait… if everyone else has started getting on board… oh no… does that mean I’m ‘trendy’ now?? Horrifying. Nightmarish. I just had visions of some trendy tweeny pop star wearing a ‘99%’ tee-shirt and running a new brand of anti-corporate makeup. *shudder*

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Steve Jobs – 1955 to 2011

Steve Jobs – 1955 to 2011

For all you failed at, for all you achieved. Every mistake was just a turn in the road, every new concept just the tip of the iceberg.

You stood for something important, you never let creativity take a backseat. You changed the world, and connected us.

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