I am a native of Albany, N.Y. I am not an historian or a scholar of history, just a fan of my hometown who finds it an endlessly fascinating place. This is mostly a place to park my little research projects which, I’ve found, can disappear from a place like Facebook. I will be posting what I call ‘tidbits’ of history from sources that are mostly ready at hand, but just require someone like me to go down the rabbit hole. My interests are eclectic, so I hope that will add to the interest of this blog.
Pardon the pretentious title. I just felt inspired by the historians of the ancient world and their great collections of information about strange and exotic places – kind of like Albany.
And please. While I may write about some other things now and then, there will probably be nothing about the country of Albania. So no complaints.