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A BUMBLED BRAZILIAN BOMBARDMENT

  Watching the Olympic games from Brazil on television and witnessing the dedicated athletes and the beauty of the country seems to wash away all the Olympic media controversies and scandals. All this Brazilian imagery brought to mind a Brazilian adventure experienced by a man, who became the most famous sailor in recent history, Captain  Continue Reading »

YOU CAN BE AMONG THE FIRST TO CROSS THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

  A little over a year ago, I described how global warming had melted the northernmost iceflows, opening up the Northwest Passage. I reported that Russian cargo ships were about to take a new sea route, located 500 miles north of the Arctic circle and less than 1200 miles from the North Pole.   How  Continue Reading »

VIOLENT NIGHT

  151 years ago this month, a vicious, violent attack on the United Stated government took place: President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. But there was a second assassination attempt that dreadful evening, which  fewer people know about. It was aimed at Secretary of State William H. Seward and it was witnessed by his terrified daughter.  Continue Reading »

TWO BIG MISTAKES THAT ALMOST KILLED JACK LONDON DURING “THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK”

Jack London made two big mistakes during his “Cruise of the Snark” adventure.  Either mistake could have caused London, his wife Charmian and their crew to perish at sea. The first mistake was trust. Roscoe Eames and his wife raised Charmian London, Jack’s second and much loved wife, into womanhood and Roscoe and Charmian were  Continue Reading »

HOW NATIVE AMERICANS WERE PUSHED ACROSS THE RIVER

    Whenever I publish a historic adventure audiobook, I include an AFTERWARD, so that the listener can place the events in a historical perspective. For this reason, I was reviewing American history about the Louisiana Purchase for my new audiobook, “A Tour On The Prairies,” by Washington Irving, the first famous American author. “A  Continue Reading »

THE DOOMED WHALESHIP ESSEX AND THE DOOMED “MOBY DICK”

Ron Howard has just directed a new major motion picture based on the book ” In The Heart of The Sea,” by Nathaniel Philbrick. It is a retelling of the famous sea tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, in 1820, when a giant 80-foot whale became angry at the whaleship and attacked it, bashing in the  Continue Reading »

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

When I was a teenager and home alone one night, I started reading an old, used book of short stories I had picked up on sale. It was written by an author I had never heard of. His name is H.P. Lovecraft. After I had read for a while, the room seemed to grow colder,  Continue Reading »

SHIPING A BOAT OVER LAND WEST IN 1869

Green River Wyoming today lures world class bicyclists with tempting mountain trails and spectacular scenery. But in 1868, the bicycle was the last thing on the minds of Green River citizens.  They were excited about the building of the transcontinental railroad, which would cross the Green River near the town of Green River, bringing potential prosperity. The building  Continue Reading »