Did you know John Thompson Prior? I have been reading about the siege of Bastogne, Christmas 1944. The many enormous sacrifices strike me with awe. There was love and humanity even for enemies. Most heroes never intended to be one. … Continued
Today is my birthday, commemorating sixty-nine years of circling the sun. I thought it would be fun to look back at the way things were when I was born, and what happened that year. Ten events from 1954: Cost of … Continued
Young adult fiction featuring gambling, bandits, swordplay, probability and Bayes’ Theorem. An English teacher hopes to engage students with colorful STEM adventures. “In this outstanding collection, Tom addresses the chronic problem of our young women dropping out of STEM studies. … Continued
Today we join the Coffee Pot Book Club tour for Tom Durwood’s “Ruby Pi and the Math Girls”. A collection of adventure stories. Resourceful girls coming of age and changing history — using mathematics. Rupa plays Sherlock Holmes when she … Continued
Spain in Renaissance times was a place of strict rules and class distinctions, with the Roman Catholic Church overseeing most aspects of life. Women in particular had well-circumscribed roles and spheres of activity, particularly among the wealthy. Losing one’s respectability … Continued
the period of the cattle drives was relatively short, beginning in the 1850s, largely suspended during the Civil War, and ending in the 1890s due to railroad expansion. In the beginning, a group of cowboys would drive a herd of as many as a thousand cattle from pastures in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico north and east to railheads. The towns at the end of the rails were those of western legend – Abeline, Dodge City, Wichita, Ellsworth, Cheyenne, Denver, Fort Worth, and Dallas.
“Act Worthy of Yourselves” an Alternate Ending I wrote the short story “Act Worthy of Yourselves” that asks the question “What if Dr. JosephWarren had survived Bunker Hill?” as part of the Historical Writers Forum anthology “AlternateEndings” because frankly, Dr. … Continued
Imagine – what if? We all know the past is the past, but what if you could change history? We asked eight historical authors to set aside the facts and rewrite the history they love. The results couldn’t be more … Continued