Tim Jacobs, the editor over at Patriots of the American Revolution was kind enough to mention me over on his magazine’s blog. It really is a blessing to have so many people behind you and I am very fortunate. All week I have received positive feedback and I feel rejuvenated as a historian. Any fears I had of changing genres have completely disappeared thanks to the support of my friends, readers, and colleagues. I just received a 7-page galley of my upcoming Monticello feature from associate editor Benjamin Smith and was completely blown away. The finished product looks spectacular and I can hardly wait for the Jan/Feb issue of PAR to be released. This article is only the first of many to come and it is a real privilege for me to write for Tim and Ben. My goal is to contribute an article each month if possible. My next piece may examine the post-war trials of Loyalists in the Fredericksburg area. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out the current issue of Patriots of the American Revolution.