Happy Thanksgiving from Erstwhile Blog!

Erstwhile will return with its monthly links round up on Monday, but if you need some tasty reading material for this Turkey Day check out The New Yorker‘s Thanksgiving-themed articles all about this Erstwhilean’s favorite pastime: eating good food. Enjoy the holiday week, everyone!

Re-Membering the Llano: California’s Multiple Histories as an Island

Erstwhile blogger Julia Frankenbach reflects on historical and contemporary notions of California as an exotic place. California has come together more than once. In multiple histories—in matter and in mind—the massive swath of land on the western cusp of North America assembled and assumed a place on the continent. My efforts to assemble memories of…