Musings of a Writer

  • History, Treasure, and Why It Matters

    "It's spent the last 400 years at the bottom of the ocean!" 

    The curator eyed my latest treasure with a critical eye. I waited and watched his reaction, anticipating something positive would come from his evaluation of the piece. But his years of appraising rare jewelry and historical artifacts gave him a poker-face visage I couldn't read. He was good!

  • Storms and Struggle

    It seems times have grown tempestuous and society's skies have darkened. The storm is no longer coming...it's here. A maelstrom, really.  What doe...
  • A Pirate's Life for Me

    You swing a fist and raise a mug, singing those words as you fantasize about the Golden Age of Pirates. It was a glorious time…according to Hollywood. But historians paint a different picture filled will hard days at sea, scurvy, violence, and probable death.
    So, why do we glorify those cutthroats?