contents... • home of the various personal & business webs of Scott Plencner • formerly "the Gadfly" • established 12/1/2005

Greetings and salutations. Updates as of 10/7/13.



To my history students...

My current classpages are up and running in the School section. Please refer to these pages for online assignments, tips, and other information as I tell you about them. It is also accessible from the menu to the left or by clicking this.


Historical research notes...

This spring I was awarded a fellowship and am now studying history at NEIU attempting a Masters' Degree. Since I love a challenge, I will do this all while raising two little kids and teaching history full time. A glutton for punishment. Because of these changes, I have taken down the history section of the page until I have time to make it more useful.


Genealogical research notes...

I updated the thorough family tree available at the Family Museum on October 7, 2013, after four years of online stagnation. This means there is a lot of new information on the tree. Be aware, reader, that I am not only interested in my own genealogy, but would likely work on yours as well in an attempt to exercise my historical archive muscle.


Travel notes...

Whenever I have time, which is almsot never, I update this collection. In the summer of 2013, despite a shortened period of time to work with, we managed to visit 40 of our 50 states. Photos and stories of almost all of our trips are recorded here. I am attempting to make a useful place for people to find out travel tips and historical and natural history notes about places I've been. I am almost always working on this page, so check it often if it interests you.



Thanks to the people at attentive people of Dot5Hosting, the pages formerly known as the domain of "the gadfly" have found a new and more spacious home on the Internet. Of course, the rent has gone up, but what is money? The Gadfly site of old has been almost completely dismantled by Yahoo.


Major sections

The Family TreeSchool • Leafing Through Time • On the RoadPolitics

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