My last History Trivia post concerned the infamous caning of Senator Charles Sumner by Representative Preston Brooks on the floor of the U.S. Senate on May 22nd, 1856. I still had many questions after finishing that post, so I dug deeper. Again, the basic story is Senator Sumner gave an abolitionist speech that insulted several … Continue reading History Trivia #2: Preston Brooks Comeuppance From a Northern Duelist
The Hole in Philadelphia remains a going concern. I still plan to publish by April of next year and release a sample this October at the latest. It is a work of historical fiction, so I’ve been studying history. One of my favorite ways to do so is to read fiction written in my period … Continue reading Novel Update – June 2022
The Hole in Philadelphia is an active project. I still plan to publish by April of next year and release a sample this October at the latest. That’s the update. Read on for an anecdote. Most of the novel’s plot occurs in Philadelphia in the early 20th century, but I recently decided that some historic … Continue reading Novel Update – May 2022
Last year, a smart friend told me to learn about quantum computing, because it’s going to be the next big thing. My physics education ended in high school, so I found the subject intimidating. Still, I decided to give it a go and bought an introductory book on the subject: Schrödinger’s Killer App: Race to … Continue reading Book Review: Schrödinger’s Killer App, Chapter One
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