I dig history

History these days is mostly on a screen, so I appreciate those times I get to dig through real stuff.

No ego allowed

Last weekend, I did something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I sent the first half of my book to beta readers.

The weight of a Cross

Last Friday, I interviewed John Fuller Cross. Soon to celebrate his 90th birthday, Cross for most of those decades has been the most polarizing figure in a t...

Chasing phantoms, By Golly

Trying to verify stories that “everybody knows” about Eureka Springs can be like chasing phantoms. Much of the town’s history was handed down orally for gene...

Words matter

Some small choices nagged at me while working on my upcoming book. Should I write “desperados” or “desperadoes”? “Election Day” or “election day”? “900” or ...