Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Feds and Fracking: A Chicken or Egg Question

My story on Houston oilman George P. Mitchell in the latest issue of Texas Monthly is still behind the paywall, but a sidebar I wrote on the role of the federal government in developing hydraulic fracturing technology is now posted on … Continue reading

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`The Energy Hunter’ in the next Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly has released its cover for the November issue, which includes my story on how Houston oilman George P. Mitchell changed the world. The issue will be available on newsstands Oct. 24. An online version of the story should be … Continue reading

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Charleston and the Ship Model Jesus

Last week, I was in Charleston, S.C., to speak to the Nautical Research Guild about my father’s Egyptian ship model and how he used models in researching ancient ship construction. The guild is a national group of ship modelers and … Continue reading

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Texas A&M, Israel and the `Jesus Boat’

Texas A&M University may be considering a campus in Israel, according to the Bryan/College Station Eagle. Citing “sources close to the situation,” the paper said A&M officials have made repeated trips to Israel to negotiate a partnership and that an announcement … Continue reading

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The `Lost Ship Model’ is finally home

Last week, I was on the Texas A&M University campus, and I stopped by the headquarters of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology to see the display of the “Lost Ship Model.” The rendering of an Egyptian ship from about 1400 … Continue reading

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Had a great time discussing `truth in th

Had a great time discussing `truth in the age of non-fiction’ with other authors and students at #TexasA&M yesterday http://ow.ly/pL0YO

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Truth in the Age of Nonfiction

I’ll be participating in a panel discussion as part of a symposium on nonfiction writing at Texas A&M University on Oct. 11. Sponsored by the Journalism Studies Program, the event, which is open to the public, kicks off with a … Continue reading

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