Vesuvius and Herculaneum

Vesuvius and Herculaneum

To many these are just pictures of an ancient city in the area called Campania that is old. A moment caught in modern time because we can take pictures. In fact, these are MY pictures that I took when I was there. In fact the big pic on top is the settings of my novel...
Oh! Those Kids!!!

Oh! Those Kids!!!

Kids! Just what are you going to do with them? Me? I write about them. They are fun, but sometimes I do not like what they are doing. Take Birth of a Bully. That was a hard write in many ways. Bullies are not born really. They are made. By a parent usually who is a...
Red Fury Rebellion…the year of Four Emperors

Red Fury Rebellion…the year of Four Emperors

Galba    Otho    Vitellius   Vespasian I am not going to lie to you. I am having too much fun with these guys. And Nero. But as I research each of these men, I have found corruption more rampant than anything in any of our recent elections. Rome was a mess and it had...
Happy Birthday to Rome

Happy Birthday to Rome

Even after 2774 years!! So why celebrate Rome? Why not. After all, that time period really did give the world so much. And you ask….and what is that? Let’s take a basic look at just what Rome has given us. It started much like the American pioneer, the first peoples...
I’VE BEEN HERE.  “CAHOKIA MOUNDS”

I’VE BEEN HERE. “CAHOKIA MOUNDS”

And it’s not in Missouri but in Illinois just across the river from St. Louis. There REALLY used to be a racetrack there and a civilization that existed up to the arrival of Columbus. Okay okay…it’s not Roman but it’s just as grand. And there is a museum now...