Start of the School Year

For the U.S. Naval Academy, it's first day of classes and my last fall semester teaching (I depart next summer). Thought I'd share one of my favorite quotes, found on my student survey: “Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition … Continue reading Start of the School Year


I'm a fan of B movies. Just because Rotten Tomatoes doesn't feel great about something doesn't mean I won't try it. I especially like period pieces like Macbeth. Pilgrimage showed up in my Netflix suggestions and I gave it a try. Very well done! I can accept why it wouldn't do well in theaters and … Continue reading Pilgrimage

Two Crowns: Book 1 of The Tale of Princess Penelope

I've always considered Princess Penelope to be a working title, but I liked the title "Two Crowns" when doing my brainstorming over the summer. I just finished compiling a bunch of my research material into Scrivener, my preferred writing software. For me, that's a great thing. It means forward momentum! I took a few minutes … Continue reading Two Crowns: Book 1 of The Tale of Princess Penelope

Coming Home: Dialogue and Poetry

This past week I had the privilege of participating in a dialogue called the Coming Home Dialogues. This organization works to provide venues where veterans can use the humanities as a means of exploring their experiences. The content includes "DIALOGUES ON THE MORAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SPIRITUAL IMPACTS OF WAR." The group is supported graciously by … Continue reading Coming Home: Dialogue and Poetry