I have a BA and an MA in History. I love the subject – to read, to research, to write. My expertise is in the American Revolution and the War for Independence, but I am also well read in other aspects of American history, Military history, and Medieval Europe. Other areas that fascinate me are Irish history, folklore and genealogy; English philology; and Arthuriana.
The appeal which study of the past holds for me is similar to that of a mechanic who likes to tinker and reverse engineer machines to understand how they work. The process of “doing history” is a means to understanding how things came to be the way they are. Something as simple as linking the names of streets in a town to the original plot owners excites me. Discerning the larger patterns and systems at play in large “H” History is an absolute rush.
It is my hope that the essays on this site stimulate interest and maybe even inspire. If nothing else, this provides me an outlet for one of my passions.
I am a proud graduate of the Virginia Military Institute:
I was an Army officer for seven years.
I now live in Maryland with my wife and daughter