History Class, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Hello Readers and Writers! Today, I'm revisiting and refreshing a post from 3 years ago. In a period where news stories diverge widely depending on where they come from and even Facebook (that authoritative pinnacle of reliable information) is busy "fact-checking,"  exploring the reliability of sources isn't just for writers—though it's still awfully important for us! I… Continue reading Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Deepest Fears, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

What If My Setting is ALL WRONG?

There are plenty of things to poke fun at in Minnesota. Don't get me wrong, I love the state of my birth- even after years away, it still feels like home. But just as it's easy to give a beloved family member a hard time for his quirks, it's easy to laugh at the little… Continue reading What If My Setting is ALL WRONG?

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

UP FRONT by Bill Mauldin: Finding Humor in the Darkness of War

Thus far I’ve lived a quiet life, and I’m thankful for it. Of course there have been sorrows and troubles. Like every family, we have our ongoing health and relationship struggles that may not end this side of heaven. Still, once I started studying history again, I quickly remembered to be grateful for these. At… Continue reading UP FRONT by Bill Mauldin: Finding Humor in the Darkness of War

Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Hello Readers and Writers! Today, I'm revisiting and refreshing a post from 3 years ago. In a period where news stories diverge widely depending on where they come from and even Facebook (that authoritative pinnacle of reliable information) is busy "fact-checking,"  exploring the reliability of sources isn't just for writers—though it's still awfully important for us! I… Continue reading Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

December 1941: The United States Enters the Second World War

Welcome to another installment of World War 2 history! Last time I wrote about Hitler's surprise attack on the USSR, and how it drew Stalin into the war on the Allied side. The United States was still technically neutral as 1941 drew to a close. After all, they had their President's promise. "I have said this… Continue reading December 1941: The United States Enters the Second World War

Deepest Fears, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

What If My Setting is ALL WRONG?

There are plenty of things to poke fun at in Minnesota. Don't get me wrong, I love the state of my birth- even after years away, it still feels like home. But just as it's easy to give a beloved family member a hard time for his quirks, it's easy to laugh at the little… Continue reading What If My Setting is ALL WRONG?

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

UP FRONT by Bill Mauldin: Finding Humor in the Darkness of War

Thus far I’ve lived a quiet life, and I’m thankful for it. Of course there have been sorrows and troubles. Like every family, we have our ongoing health and relationship struggles that may not end this side of heaven. Still, once I started studying history again, I quickly remembered to be grateful for these. At… Continue reading UP FRONT by Bill Mauldin: Finding Humor in the Darkness of War