Monthly Archives: September 2012

My Tarascan Project

Here is a summary of the methods, goals and findings since December, 2012, when I re-commenced work on my old PhD dissertation on history of 17th century Tarascan Indians in western Mexico: By Joel Thurtell When I began doing research … Continue reading

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By Joel Thurtell I thought I’d seen my last ruby-throat mid-afternoon Monday, September 24. The hummers — it may have been only one — were perching on my feeder and taking long drafts of nectar. Usually, I see that kind … Continue reading

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Two scoops off one story!!! Read about it here!!! Free Press leaves out a Hoffa demise

By Joel Thurtell I just scooped the Detroit Free Press. On a story they already had. Since I wrote the first story, it gives me two scoops. Two scoops for the price of one. Same story, two scoops? How’s that … Continue reading

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Electric history

  Electric History: Detection and Measurement of Human Behavior Through Quantifiable Historical Records By Joel Thurtell Ever hear of an “electric historiscope”? Nor had I until I began thinking about history in a new way. “Electric historiscope” is my offbeat … Continue reading

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A gender-sensitive surname transmission system among Tarascan Indians in colonial Mexico

Readers of joelontheroad my be surprised to learn that during the same time that I’ve been publishing blog articles about abuses in school finance in Michigan 19 years ago and in California right now, I’ve also been conducting research into … Continue reading

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How to stop a bank run — again

This is the story that knocked my blog offline in fall 2008. There were bank runs back then, and the idea that one person would defy convention and two presidents seemed quite novel. Here, for fun, is that story: By … Continue reading

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JOTR makes The Times

By Joel Thurtell About the time somebody hacked joelontheroad on August 17, New York Times business columnist Floyd Norris wrote about Capital Appreciation Bonds in California. Why, he even credited me, in kind of a backhanded way, with being first … Continue reading

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