And a very Snowy North Campus
Down town Christmas time
Down town on Broad Street, Love the Charles Parrott and Associates mural
So, I am all still quite bewildered of this whole blogging thing. It all seems odd to write every idea or notion that pulses through one’s head down on a page… for the world to read, approve or disapprove. I suppose I will have to still warm to that thought, but that is the main belief I had about blogging. Very one dimensional. As all one dimensional ideas go, they eventually can be turned around and suddenly, I saw there are many purposes to blogging. But I won’t go into all the revelations l had, but there are two main reasons why I was compelled to blog. One reason, my love of history, but more importantly Athens Georgia’s history (not just UGA). I found my head to be constantly filled with what I call ”wonderings,” wondering what this building used to be, why is this building dilapidated, who lived there? What did people do about _____ in 1800’s? It never ends.
My second notion at why I decided to blog was or is because I think Athens suffers from a lack of consistent historical appreciation. I realize this undertaking requires time to read and research, but there are many things to be learned about ourselves if we spend time learning about others. So instead of driving down Milledge Avenue wondering who lived in those beautiful houses before they became consumed with Greek culture, or do people remember that Morton Theatre was the creation of Monroe Bowers a prominent African American business man, and not just a National Registrar of Historic Places ornament? (while important ;)) I am quieting my head and allowing myself to explore what makes this town unique outside of football (Of course, I wait tables at night that is how I have time).
And not to mention writing freely without someone critiquing my history papers is a nice release.