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Bonus #1: Captain's Orders

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Rajakhan stood with his hands folded behind his broad back, staring at the preserved skeleton of the smilodon which stood in his trophy hall. 3,820 more words

Magnus TriumpiHoosiernater

I have a bandmate (Robert Johnson) who is also a historical fiction author. He is currently working on a trilogy of books based on the old Roman Empire and an actual fellow named… 154 more words



BLACKBEARD’S GHOST directed by Robert Stevenson  (USA, 1968)

What was your favourite movie when you were 10?

At that age, my tastes were strongly dictated by Disney so mine would have been a toss-up between Jungle Book and Blackbeard’s Ghost. 271 more words


Blackbeard's Booty: Pirate ship yields medical supplies

By Owen Jarus

Published January 29, 2015

File photo – A one-ton cannon which was recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site, is pulled from the water near Beaufort, North Carolina, Oct. 1,095 more words

Humor And Observations

You Say You Want a Revolution?

There are few things more satisfying than helping someone learn what they are desperate to know. In my opinion (and hey, it’s my blog).  When it’s time for AJ to learn about history, he approaches this much like others approach a big bag of potato chips or a hot fudge sundae. 1,083 more words

You will not believe what this syringe discovered off NC coast was used for on Blackbeard’s ship

SEATTLE — Shiver me timbers: Archaeologists have unveiled some unnerving medical tools found amid the wreckage of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Linda Carnes-McNaughton, a volunteer archaeologist on the project, recently presented what she and other researchers from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources discovered about the equipment at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s annual meeting in Seattle. 217 more words