Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Sinking of the Bounty

I spent much of the Memorial Day weekend catching up on periodicals, and one in particular is worth noting. Matthew Shaer’s piece for the Atavist on The Sinking on the Bounty is both a griping read and a great example of … Continue reading

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A strong sense of place

As a writer, one of the things I’m drawn to is a narrative with a strong sense of place. I recently returned to my hometown of Denver, Pa., to give a talk and do a book signing for my father’s … Continue reading

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The Gift of Curiosity

I recently returned to my hometown of Denver, Pennsylvania, to speak to graduates of my father’s high school. The school closed in the 1950s, and because some of the graduating classes were so small – my father’s class had nine … Continue reading

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Book signing in Bermuda

The latest issue of the INA Quarterly (see page 5), the official publication of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, has pictures from a book signing I did at the institute’s board of directors meeting in Bermuda. The three-day event included … Continue reading

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