The Origin of LSD and it’s Effect on American Culture – Published 09/24/2016
Researching a compound to treat psychosis, a chemical was discovered that creates a state of psychosis – at least temporarily.
Mississippi River Catastrophe: The Sultana – Published 09/21/2015
On April 27, 1865, a Mississippi steamboat carrying over 2,400 passengers exploded, killing all but 700. The fate of the Sultana would make it the worst maritime disaster in US history.
The Decline and Fall of Arthur Andersen – Published 02/23/2015
At one time, “Big Eight” accounting firm Arthur Andersen was larger than the other seven combined. Then came the Enron and WorldCom debacles, bringing about the downfall of the International Giant.
A Creek named Chickamauga – Published 12/13/2014
A small creek in northern Georgia, used by the Cherokees to quell the effects of smallpox but merely hastening their fate, came to be the site of the second costliest battle on American soil.
KAL #007 – What Really Happened? – Published 10/24/2014
First denied by the Russians, then later confirmed, Korean Air Liner flight #007 was shot down by a Soviet Su015 after allegedly violating USSR airspace.
Queen Victoria’s Longest Day – Published 02/26/2014
At the pinnacle of Victorian England’s Imperial expansion, one of the most humiliating losses in British military history occurred, followed, on the same day, by one of it’s most celebrated victories.
Cincinnati’s Golden Days of Broadcasting – Published 02/04/2014
Before Oprah, there was Ruth, before Letterman, there was “Paul Baby” and long before “WKRP Cincinnati” there was WLW Cincinnati – “The Big One”. Read this narrative of the Golden Years of…
Bennett Place, the Second Appomattox – Published 11/09/2011
The end of the American Civil War is commonly associated with the surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. However, it is not as widely known of a greater battle and it’s…
Fighting Fire With Fire – Red Adair – Published 11/02/2011
Many only know the name from John Wayne’s depiction of him in the 1968 movie “Hellfighters”, but the legendary Paul Neal “Red” Adair was the best in the business when it came to extinguishing…
Lew Wallace – Romantic Warrior – Published 10/29/2011
Attorney, Soldier, Statesman, Romantic – Lewis Wallace was the creator of an American literary masterpiece, a leader through changing historic times and one of the great prides of the Hoosier state.
Stepping Back 200 Years – Mississenewa 1812 – Published 10/11/2011
The annual fall “Mississenewa 1812” festival on the banks of the Mississenewa River commemorating the first recorded American victory of the War of 1812, is an “…award winning premier living history…
Somerton Mystery – Published 10/09/2011
“The Beaumont Children”, a hub published several months ago on hubpages.com, sparked the motivation for this article. Taking place at Somerton, South Australia, in 1966, the similarities were striking enough…
Tackling Writer’s Block – Published 10/07/2011
Tackling Writer’s Block, a brief treatise on motivation for the civilian journalist. When inspiration hits it sometimes quickly passes, yet a writer must somehow maintain diligence and keep on keepin’ on.