At least that’s what one of my graduate professors once said. Welcome to this random assortment of (generally) military-centered academia and the occasional rant. Here
Anime and WWII: The Connection
Japan’s actions during the Second World War are well known, as is the following American occupation and the ways in which the Japanese economy and
Dear Mom: Grandaddy Bill Worries About a Serial Killer
A forgotten serial killer and necrophiliac stalked Tulsa women while their men were away serving in World World II.
My eulogy for the planes and pilots we lost at the Wings Over Dallas warbirds show November 2022.
In loving memory of the princess who helped slay the dragon. Queen Elizabeth II – 1926-2022
Normandy: Then and Now
On June 6th, 1944, the Allied powers launched history’s largest amphibious invasion across the English Channel, landing in the beaches of Northern France and beginning the grueling, ten-month-long process of liberating Europe from the Nazis and defeating Hitler. As a WWII historian, visiting the landing beaches of Normandy has been a massive, massive bucket list item for me for, well…. for as long as I can remember! Come join me as I explore German bunkers, French beaches, and Gothic cathedrals in Northern France!
Solivagant: (adj) wandering alone
Here is my humble attempt to chronicle some of my historically-based adventures. Often alone, occasionally with quality companions, always amazing!
Italian Street Art
As the cradle of the Renaissance, art continues to run strong in the blood of Italians. This stunning collection of street art and grafitti is from my 2019 trip to my motherland.