Monthly Archives: April 2013

Flanagan and the Crown of Mexico video trailer

Here is the video trailer for Flanagan and the Crown of Mexico. Advertisements

Posted in Books and writing | Leave a comment

Going to prison for entertainment

Mysteries at the Museum is a series on The Travel Channel that travels to various museums and tells the story behind one of the artifacts; the more bizarre and mysterious, the better. Now in its fourth season, Mysteries decided to … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The most fun you can have suspended 182 feet above the Chesapeake Bay

  I recently gave a talk in Easton, Md about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (actually, bridges, because there are two of them).The bridge has a colorful history of political, economic, and engineering battles between Maryland regions, politicians, Baltimore Harbor interests, … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: An Irish-American naval officer, an Austrian emperor, a Belgian empress, and a Zapotec Indian walk into the Presidential Palace in Mexico City….

    I’ve always¬†thought that truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense and truth doesn’t. While the United States was embroiled in our Civil War in the 1860s, France and several other European states invaded Mexico, … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Back to the 20s in a funny hat

What’s more fun than book promotion? Book promotion while dressed up in a silly costume! (So what did you expect…dignity?) I gave a talk at the Talbot County Library on The Roaring 20s: High Times and Low Crimes to promote … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment