Author Archives: Karma

About Karma

As of 2015, I am no longer in academia, so my academic blog is for archival purposes only at this time, as are the blogs for the courses I taught. The family research blogs are still ongoing works in progress, however, and I'm slowly and irregularly working on things like a family recipe book for the Conner/Tally side of the family and sketching in more detail about the deGruy side's long association with the New Orleans area (including its material culture, specifically furniture, and some curious little intersections that make those details relevant in my branch of the family today). And I have a current personal blog where I write about my chickens (badly-behaved), my gardens (reluctant), and my life trajectory (bewildering).


I do freelance and contract stuff, mostly writing, research, and editing these days. Some more details on that here.

I also raise chickens (they’re mostly ill-behaved), grow vegetables (not very well), and do a bit of construction and landscaping contract work (just the semi-skilled grunt stuff – you want my partner if you’re looking for designs and project management). I ramble about that stuff at my current personal blog.

You can find some of my ongoing work towards sketching (figurative) portraits of ancestors in my Verloin deGruy and Conner-Tally ancestral lines at their respective sites.

I’m no longer in academia, but I’ve archived material related to my academic work here, including the blog I kept during my graduate work in medieval literature, course material for my writing and literature classes, and teaching/tutoring resources.

Links are on the right, sorted by category.