Category Archives: History

I Paused on a Footpath in April

Vote for me on Biggest Baddest Bucket List! Meonstoke, Hampshire, England I paused in April on a footpath in Hampshire, England. It was during a hike from Warnford to Meonstoke on the leg of the South Downs Way National Trail … Continue reading

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Highlights of Inauguration Day

Inspiration: “We are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together…”   President Obama “The I have a dream, we all keep dreaming, or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won’t explain the … Continue reading

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400 Saturdays

On a recent trip to Madison, Wisconsin I had the great pleasure of meeting 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore author Kim Johnson-Bair. We talked about the book over old-fashioned milk shakes and burgers. Kim’s love of vinyl began … Continue reading

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Early Influences

When I was a kid, I would sit for hours playing the LP record albums of my five older siblings, studying each album cover as if my life depended on committing every artistic nuance in it to memory. Of course … Continue reading

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Simon Stanley’s Kingdom

I have been staying in London for just over three weeks now.  Today I had an urge to connect more closely with the main character of the novel I am currently working on, Simon Stanley.  Simon is one of the lost … Continue reading

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Leaving Belgium

What a productive and exciting semester it has been so far.  I recently completed a project for my Writing in the Second Genre (second genre being multimedia writing).  The project is an audio essay in the spirit of This American … Continue reading

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Historical Research and How I Stumbled onto Frank Turner

You know how you begin searching for something very specific on the internet, like the meaning of the word antitrust; you do a Google search and see the IMBD link to the movie Antitrust starring the hunky Ryan Phillippe, who began … Continue reading

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