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The Battle of Bull Run

I just finished The Battle at Bull Run, by William C. Davis. Actually, I read it piecemeal a while back, and I decided I wanted to read it cover-to-cover as I conduct my own research into wartime and antebellum primary … Continue reading

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Flanking movements: Dark Humor and sarcasm from the US Civil War

Originally posted here: Fog and Friction. Follow me there, if you’re into military history. I stumbled across this last year while doing research for a paper. Soldiers often develop a dark humor as they cope with the exasperating extremes of … Continue reading

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Traveling through war and time

Let’s do this again. It’s been 8 months since my last post, and over a year since the last actual writing article. That’s…disappointing. True to what I stated in one of my final regular posts (that was 18 Sep 2013, … Continue reading

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Meet President Jeff, Vice President Billy, and the other members of the new Administration’s inner circle

The President Washington needs, not the one it deserves. Or maybe it’s the other way around. For the past week or so I’ve been talking about President Jeff, the new web comic I’ve helped bring to life. I’d like to … Continue reading

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“President Jeff,” a new collaborative web #comic, is now online!

A new administration starts today! Hate politics? So does President Jeff! Love politics? So does President Jeff! Conservative? Liberal? So does President Jeff. Wait…that’s not right. Anyway, my co-creators and I are proud to present this comic to you. It’s mainly … Continue reading

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The Problem with Vampires (Part 2): the Best and Worst Vampires of all Time

Now that I’ve presumptuously declared the days of the terrifying vampire long gone, I think it’s fair to ask, “Okay, smart guy. What are good vampire stories?” I’m glad you asked. A classic, truly scary vampire story must contain more … Continue reading

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The Problem With Vampires (Part One of Two)

I was once a big fan of vampires. As a child growing up in the late 1970s and 1980s, I begged my parents to let me watch anything on TV that had a vampire in it. This included the well-known … Continue reading

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An Invitation to War

Fog and Friction If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I’ve been retweeting (wow, I just realized that my Spell Check recognizes “Twitter” and “retweeting” as words)  a number of tweets from @FogAndFriction. If … Continue reading

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A brief respite, so I’m destroying the world

I have just under two precious weeks of break in between classes, and I’m determined to do some writing. In order to get the juices flowing, I’ve decided to destroy the planet. Yeah, I’m pretty excited. To this end, I’ve … Continue reading

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Ancient warfare inspiration

I thought I’d break my school-induced silence by sharing part of an amazing poem I read as part of my current military history class. The poem, translated from Old English, is called The Battle of Maldon. The poem (with, of … Continue reading

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