This blog and the title (My American Journeys) represents an effort to loosely connect everything I want to write about lately. Primarily, it is a place to share (and think through) family history research and the related context — historical and cultural, mostly, but could be anything — that the research brings up. But it is also a place to talk about what’s going on in my life — my experiments with fitness, training/races, and diet and news relating to nutrition and training that interest me. Since I have a goal of doing a marathon or half marathon in all 50 states, I can possibly connect this to the theme in that way, as well as the general idea of journeying. And, given that these are (sigh) interesting times, I may comment on thoughts about any number of other things as well. Blogs should be more precisely about something, in my mind, but nevertheless this is what I want to do, for now.