Profile cover photo
Profile photo
M Thomas Apple
135 followers -
Author (Approaching Twi-Night, Taking Leave, Adam's Stepsons http://bit.ly/AStepK ), EFL teacher, martial artist, father (not in that order)
Author (Approaching Twi-Night, Taking Leave, Adam's Stepsons http://bit.ly/AStepK ), EFL teacher, martial artist, father (not in that order)

135 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
I hadn't written an actual handwritten #letter since probably before 1995. It felt...oddly satisfying. #family #tech #WhatsStationery?

Since I don’t have access to a printer for a while (on a research stay in Montréal for a while), I decided to write a letter. You know, on paper. With lines. That stuff made from trees that you can still find everywhere although nobody under the age of 25…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Very disappointing. Goodbye, everyone.

Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45792349
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
“Three little children who were playing on the sidewalk near 118th Street and Seventh Avenue Tuesday afternoon jokingly shouted to two women riding in a ten-year-old automobile, ‘Get a horse! Get a horse!’ “A few seconds later they were frantically…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
One thing I have struggled with while uncovering my family’s complicated past is the lack of consistency in naming conventions before the digital age. In the Information Age, if you type in your name or ID with a single letter missing or out of place,…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
It has been said that men write history but women live it. In my family, it’s also been the women who were the keepers of family history, the tellers of tales and stories. The saver of old photographs and documents. Which is why I have this photograph of…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Since I wrote about an ancestor on my father’s side (one of his side’s anyway) from the 1920s, I thought the next story to introduce should be from someone on my mother’s side, from roughly the same time period. But one generation later. And with a theme…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
It killed him. Well, to be more factual, it decapitated him. Also cut off both feet and one hand. Newspapers in 1928 were apparently more gruesome...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
My family name is Apple, but I am not related to anyone by that name. Well, legally, yes. And by marriage. But genealogically no. So the old adage is definitely NOT true. At least not genetically.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
While visiting Montreal and Upstate New York for summer vacation, my family were greeted by an unhappy surprise. My mother has Stage 4 cancer. I’ve been spending the past two to three years researching my ancestry (at, you guessed it, ancestry.com) and I…
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
It’s the end of the spring term (finally) at my university in Kyoto, which means I’ll be getting ready for my yearlong sabbatical in Montreal soon. From September I’ll be back at a North American university for the first time since 1997. Ah, Notre Dame.…
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded