Category Archives: Book signings

Is Offshore Drilling Getting Safer?

That was the topic of a recent conference I spoke at in Aberdeen, Scotland. The day-long event, sponsored by the Aberdeen chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, included this press conference in which the speakers discussed the themes of … Continue reading

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Upcoming speech in Aberdeen

The folks with the London and Aberdeen sections of the Society of Petroleum Engineers sent me a copy of the latest issue of the SPE Review, which mentions my upcoming speech in Aberdeen on March 5. I’ll be talking about … 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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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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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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