Like mythology, history is a dish best served raw. Let's face it, there is way too much political correctness mixed into history. And way too much romanticism as well. And not enough flesh and blood. So I don't get myself into exact details of events. I get into the people.
What's getting me up every morning? My projects, of course. The two biggies are the novel, and the teaching. I'll be teaching world history! Two classes. This will begin in the fall. Sign up on the contact sheet to learn more. The novel will soon have all of Part 1 on my podcast site.
taught by the
voices from the past.
I love teaching! And you would rather hear a story than read a dry history book. So I'll tell you stories. But more than that, I will include the voices from the past, through documents, music, art, and stories, of course.
History told by a dress
Do dresses talk? Well, yes they do. I give them a voice, true, but those dresses, hats, plates of armor, hose, shoes, etc. give you a picture of the past. Imagine yourself dressed as they were, and imagine you, yes, you are there, way back when.