Bath or Bust!

Really ... I did have every intention of posting here while on my amazing trip to Bath and London in September.  I confess: I had little opportunity.  Why yes it was THAT much fun, but also I had dreadful connectivity issues while there. On 9/11 I dared to board a flight for Heathrow from San …

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Clockwork Alchemy Appearance

It's that time again ... Clockwork Alchemy, the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere Steampunk convention will be held at the Double Tree Inn, San Jose CA, Memorial Day weekend. Yours truly will be presenting or participating in the following panels: Friday, 5/23, 4pm: Villains - The Worst of the Best Saturday, 5/24, 12 Noon: Real …

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A wonderful interview with T.E. MacArthur

Under the Volcano An Interview with T.E. MacArthur http://www.maggie-secara.com/2013/01/under-volcano-with-t-e-macarthur.html Many thanks to Maggie Secara, author of The Dragon Ring and the newly released King's Raven, who posted an interview and excerpt from the upcoming The Yankee Must Die series. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, set your calendars for Feb 15th!  Friday, I will post a …

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Tweaking History – Uncle Abe has Vampires and the Founding Fathers were pure

I went and saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter this past week. Not too bad. I like the films of Tim Burton generally and I’ve become fascinated by the era of the Civil War, so this just promised to be a fun romp for a couple of hours. Buttered popcorn too, if you please. Afterwards I …

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Why oh why don’t we give history a chance?

After weeks of planning, sewing, and just plain excitement about the event, I was forced to sit there with my jaw slack – cursing the current American attitudes towards education, especially history. Let me explain: One of my historical groups held a Dining Out in downtown San Francisco last Saturday. For this event, many of …

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