Birthday of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee

Birthday of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee

“Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.” – Robert E. Lee Jan. 19, marks two great historic events. First, it is the anniversary of the publication of my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, and second it...
Inaugural balls have long tradition

Inaugural balls have long tradition

Like many of the traditions that go along with the Inauguration of a new president, I found that Inaugural balls have quite a history. The first Inaugural ball traces its roots to New York City on May 7, 1789, one week after the Inauguration of George Washington. But...
Winter Wonderland in Gettysburg

Winter Wonderland in Gettysburg

Just wanted to add one photo of the Winter Wonderland in Pennsylvania (and all over the Northeast) that I missed putting on my blog. The camera lens doesn’t quite capture the sparkling beauty of the landscape, but it gives those in warmer climates at least an...
Off topic: A world that glitters

Off topic: A world that glitters

Rather than complain about the quarter inch of ice that enveloped my car earlier this week, I decided to take a walk with my dog and enjoy the glittering, sparkling world outside my window. For those of you who live in warm climates and only see news clips of crews...
Thanks to Civil War reading poll voters

Thanks to Civil War reading poll voters

Just a short note to thank everyone who stopped by and voted in my poll. I never expected 99 people to respond – and I didn’t really know what the outcome would be – but sure am please with the results! For those who don’t know the reason for...
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