Lately I haven't been keeping up with my blog as much because of apartment hunting, travel, and research. Many of my posts have been the by-products of research I'm doing for a War of 1812 history book. It doesn't have a title yet, but I've finished an early draft of the second chapter, and am neck-deep into the third. I therefore post it in embedded Google docs format for your edification. Reading over it now, I think it's really dry and needs a great deal of revision. With that caveat, I welcome any comments. Enjoy! (Hard link to content).