Red over Red

Red over Red

Monday, March 19, 2012

Taking on the Navy

Here are some shots featuring me at my best angle. The Michael Murphy, the latest DDG built by Bath iron Works in Bath, ME, was coming back up the river from successful sea trials. As she passed Maine Maritime Museum we decided to show them what real firepower looks like! It was all great fun until they came back at us with the guided missle....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Two Unrelated Observations...

1. Thought this was interesting. I got a royalty statement from McBooks Press for The Only Life that Mattered the other day. Book's still chugging along. But what was interesting is that the number of e-books sold nearly equalled the number of hard copies. The times they are a changin'.

2. Why has no one pointed out that if you shift just one letter in Mitt Romney's last name it spells R Money? As in, "Arrr! Money!"

Monday, March 5, 2012

What I Did on My Winter Vacation

Just got back from a great mini-trip to Mystic, CT where I gave a talk at the Mystic Seaport Museum. Always a treat. They put on a great event, with a good crowd despite some pretty unpleasant weather. And managed to hit a couple of great, historic inns for dinner, the Captain Daniel Packer in Mystic and the White Horse Tavern in Newport, where we went the next day to do research (read the log of U.S.S. Lawrence, Perry's flagship at Erie, in the Newport Historical Society. What a thrill to hold that!)

Here are some pics from the trip:

Signing books after the talk at Mystic Seaport

At the grave of Benedict Arnold's Great (?) Grandfather in Newport, RI
(I don't mean to suggest he wasn't great, just not sure how many generations back from Revolutionary War Arnold he was)

Getting the bill at the historic White Horse Tavern