― C. JoyBell C.
A few years ago, I was a completely different person, but as time progressed, something new began to flourish: I became a student of history. It started around 2009. At first I tried to learn about psychology, which led me to study philosophy, and ultimately history. I studied big history first, then Greek and Roman history. Soon I learned about Mesopotamia, Egypt, Chinese, and Europe. From then I studied American history... modern American history, where Columbus is seen more as a murderer than a hero.
As the years passed, I started focusing on local history, in my case, San Diego, California. I documented the first part of my studies in a YouTube show I made for my daughters called "Discovering San Diego". I this show, I spent two years exploring different parts of the county and learning its history.
This blog is the second phase. As I was creating that show, I was also researching and writing a series of chapters for a future book about San Diego history. For now, I plan on releasing a chapter as a blog post once a month. If I can maintain discipline, I may be able to double that amount. I will start with San Diego's geological history, and move on linearly from there. Sometimes, I will expand to include national or international events as they occur. Once I get to the American Era, it will be less linear, and more topical. From there, one of my main focuses, will be Frank Kimball, who's journals and letters I've been studying.
I encourage positive comments and input and discourage trolling or any other form of disrespect toward myself, or other commenters. Valid criticism is allowed and any errors will be corrected and commenter will receive credit. I will also do my best to cite my sources as they have accumulated over the years.
If you're interested in checking out my first phase of San Diego history, you can find it here: