Those 2,500 Words

Those 2,500 Words

Look, I know it's not perfect. Wow, are you a pain in the you know what. I wrote it in three days, for goodness sake.

Horses, Sails, And Walking

Horses, Sails, And Walking

I threw together that draft map of some locations that will be in the coming book thinking a version of the map may appear in that book - the first time I will have published such an "aid."

Among The Twitters

Among The Twitters

I cannot believe how much some writers tweet; they seem to be on it all day...

Guns, Guns, Guns

Guns, Guns, Guns

George Floyd was not shot by police, yet he was killed as he was largely because of how US policing has mis-developed...

This Town

This Town

And so many wonder from where authors get inspiration and ideas? That has been a question I have long found amusing.

Jabbed At Last

Jabbed At Last

If ANY approved jab is available to you, don’t be foolish. Listen to doctors and have it.

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

Allow me, as a man (and historian), please to offer the following thoughts...

When Words Will Not Do

When Words Will Not Do

Underneath language differences we are all basically the same. Wordless photography on Instagram can help remind us of that fact.

Toward(s) Home

Toward(s) Home

Traveling as much as I have since my early twenties, I have come to understand that the wider the variety of those you come to know, the more you do learn - or you should learn.

To Dad, In America

To Dad, In America

Dear Father:

I presume if you are reading this that this letter has reached you safely.

Confidential Email (Again) To A Friend

Confidential Email (Again) To A Friend

I thought I'd write back after your last missive, because I have to ask: Are you kidding? You must have been drunk. Or have they put something in the water in Vermont?

Across The Country… And Back

Across The Country… And Back

Me: “It is great to be able to socialize with people in person again.”

75 Years On

75 Years On

During the day I found my mind drifting to thinking about several of my family who served in uniform.

The Real Cowards

The Real Cowards

I open Twitter regularly to find brave retweets about not messin' with Texas, and Jefferson quoters telling us this is all invented. It's just a bit of flu, they declare. We all gotta die of "sumthin", they add...

Farewells In This Time Of Covid

Farewells In This Time Of Covid

At her father’s funeral, my wife could not hug her own mother.