I am a  Christian, an academic, a historian, and a librarian, in that order. For this blog, this means that what you will find here are things having to do with Christian theology and spirituality, religion in general, history in general, and historical and religious perspectives on the particular subjects of the American West, the Midwest, Iowa, American Indians, the U.S., Christianity, religion. Also, I am interested in the concept and lived experience of “place”–which connects with my interest in the West, Midwest, and Iowa. Finally, as a librarian of sorts, my tendency is to find things to share–reference work, in a way.

So, this blog is less anything original and more a sharing of things concerning the subjects noted above. The “sharing” includes  links to my syllabi and other personal miscellany. In short, this is not only a blog, but a personal web page.

I am emeritus faculty at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. I am currently working half-time in the college library as a reference librarian and archivist and engaged in a few research projects.

Custer State Park bison 021The Buffalo Doug moniker? Well, for one thing, I begin to look buffaloish if my hair grows too long. For another, I spent a year’s sabbatical (2002-2003) at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC).

2 Responses to “About”

  1. gpcox May 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    It will be great to have you aboard. My readers have convinced me to continue on with the Pacific right into Korea and I am coming up with quite a bit of negative data in my research. I hope you will participate in the comments within both WWII and the Korean War. It is a pleasure to meet you.

  2. jhubers December 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Hey, Doug. I see you found the webpage that I do for my seminary – lstcccme. Glad you liked it. I just became one of your followers, as well.

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