Category Archives: General Thoughts

Georgia Remembers Gettysburg wins Gold from MWSA

Tweet On Saturday night, Sept. 27, 2014, my book, “Georgia Remembers Gettysburg,” was awarded a Gold Medal for History from the Military Writers Society of America.  The annual conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona.  Previous obligations prevented my attendance, but … Continue reading

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Your chance to save history – Bennett Place

Tweet The Bennett Place in Durham was the site of the largest surrender of the War for Southern Independence.  This is an important piece of history.  The state has long had an option on land across the street from the … Continue reading

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Longmire and The Death of Drama

Tweet Death of Modern Drama What has happened to modern story telling? Fewer people read. The printed short story is barely alive. Thankfully it has seen a bit of a revival through online venues. This has become possible because of … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Very Curious Short Story about Benjamin Button

Tweet For some reason I tend to be very interested in the short story behind a movie. Many movies are made about books, but a number are also made from short stories. I am a big fan of the short … Continue reading

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My Heritage in Hollywood Cemetery – Part 2

Tweet In part 1 of this post, I related the story about my 3x great uncle, Sgt. James V. Jones, Jr. who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Frazier’s Farm.  He lay beneath the soil in Hollywood Cemetery in … Continue reading

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My Heritage in Hollywood Cemetery – Part 1

Tweet On my recent trip to Richmond, Virginia, I finally had a chance to hunt down the graves of my family members buried there. I had been there once before, but that time I didn’t have much time and had … Continue reading

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When Hunter S. Thompson Came to Duke

Tweet Anybody who ever said that history archives are boring obviously never read the posting I am going to share with you in this entry. Recently I was reading the blog for the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript … Continue reading

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Longmire; Buffalo, Wyoming and Road Trips for Readers

Tweet I must admit that Twitter takes some getting used to, especially for a writer – or anyone for that matter – over the age of 25. The 140 character limit is quite off-putting and often exasperating. Of course the … Continue reading

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The year in review – interviews and reviews of 2013

Tweet As we close out 2013, I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I know this has been a challenging year for many out there, but I hope that God found some special … Continue reading

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An Interview With Me

Tweet Inspired by the excellent interview author Archer Garrett granted for this site, Archer decided his readers might want to know a little more about my work and asked me to reciprocate with an interview for his sites. You can … Continue reading

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