Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dusty Diary will Appear on! Yippee!

Good news, fellow historical peeps: Dusty Diary will be writing for the online version of the Ann Arbor News! Yahoo!! Yippee!! Dusty Diary is FLOATING ON AIR! There's a training session on the 13th to learn how to use the online thingy, and then STAND BACK FOLKS for a TORRENT of whimsical, painstakingly researched, and of course morally edifying historical articles, yessir! Whoopee!! Dusty D is CELEBRATING TONIGHT!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Dusty D said...

Jen: Thank you for your typically nice comment! I am very excited about it. I aspire to do the best job I can do.

I love the idea of cobwebby old stories about old things and old places...whisked aloft into the newest phase of the News--that tickles my fancy. :)

Lisele said...

Dusty, will you be sticking to local history -- or can you go farther afield in subject matter? While paddling recently, thought fondly of your many stories of the mighty Huron. Is it true that "Washtenaw" is the original name of the Huron River ...? I read that in a book by Keewaydinoquay, a Native American writer who grew up in the Cross Village / Beaver Island / Garden Island area.

Dusty D said...

Lisele: My understanding is that the word "washtenaw" means "the land beyond," though I'm not sure beyond what. (googles):

Michigan History magazine: "The county's name is derived from the Ojibwa Indian word Washtenong for the Grand River. According to Virgil Vogel's Indian Names in Michigan, another explanation maintains that the original form of the name was Wustenong or Washtenong, meaning the "further district" or "land beyond."

Dusty D said...

Lisele: Oops, forgot your second question there. Sticking to local history--there's far more subject matter there than I could ever exhaust in a lifetime.