The Atlas of Independence

    John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence Below is my version of a portion of John Adam's speech in support of declaring independence -- from Truth in Flames, p. 292.<!--[if gte mso 9]> <![...

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Jul 03, 2023
Abigail Linhardt

 Interview with Abigail LinhardtAuthor ofSeason of the Runner and Goddess Among Us <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US...

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Jun 26, 2023
No Lie

  "I liked that. I'm not gonna lie. That was pretty fun."That was the verdict of one of Les Freres Corses after we played the Rescue from the Hangman's Noose scenario from my skirmish game. Of course he had a great time. W...

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Jun 19, 2023
Fun Times at Fort Stanwyx - Oriskany

 Fun Fact: Fun Times at Fort Stanwyx--OriskanyThe British plan for the invasion of 1777 included not only Burgoyne's thrust from the north down to the Hudson River and to Albany--which ended badly at Saratoga--and an advance by Howe from New York to...

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Jun 05, 2023
Hamlet - A Study in Poison

 First, if you want some Memorial Day thoughts, you might enjoy this post about my visit to the American Memorial in Normandy.  I recently did a re-watch of the 4 hour opus that is Branagh's interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Kenneth Branagh sta...

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May 29, 2023
Isn't that a great idea?!

  Saturday lifted its savage muzzle to chase peaceful night from the sky. I confronted the day without fear. Fate drove me. On this day I hearkened to the call--the plea for aid against the hundreds of thousands of green beasts engaged in sieges of t...

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May 22, 2023
J.V. Hilliard

 Interview with J.V. Hilliard Author ofThe Warminster Series <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US <![...

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May 15, 2023
Tussle in the Tavern and off to Land of the Dinosaurs

 The tavern after the first meteor strike: You may recall from this entry that Les Freres Corses had commandeered my tavern set for their game. The photo above is how things looked when we ended after the first meteor strike. I say "first"...

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Apr 26, 2023
Interview with Dave Dobson

 Interview with Dave DobsonAuthor of:The Inquisitor's Guild Series  Please tell me a little about your current work in progress. I’m just finishing up The Woeling Lass, the fourth book in my Inquisitors’ Guild series. These stories follow different...

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Apr 03, 2023
Tumble in the Tavern

   “Now we’ll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood.” -- Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnWe didn't write our names in blood--not o...

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Mar 27, 2023