Category Archives: General Thoughts

Read my latest article at U The Magazine

Tweet The latest issue (March, 2015) of U The Magazine, a free magazine from the Triangle area of N. C. which caters to students of the colleges in the area, has my latest published effort. The article is “Graduation and … Continue reading

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My article in Gettysburg Magazine #52

Tweet I opened my mailbox today and waiting for me was my contributor’s copy of Gettysburg Magazine issue #52. On page 69 is my article “Angel of the Wheatfield.” In this article, I detail the story of Lt. Thomas Parks … Continue reading

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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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