I wasn’t a very big fan of history in school, way too many dates to remember. That all changed when I became hooked on Davy Crockett thanks to Walt Disney. On December 15, 1954, on Disney’s television show Disneyland, he aired the first in a three part series on Davy Crockett. But it was the last in that series, Davy Crockett at the Alamo on February 23, 1955, that really lighted the history bug in me.
As I began reading about the Alamo, I came to realized that history wasn’t so much the dates, but rather it was about the people involved in those events. My interests in history grew from the Alamo, to ancient Greece, Rome, and beyond. But I was truly an armchair historian, only dreaming of visiting those sites of my studies.
I became interested in photography, finding that I had, “an eye” for it. I was able to use my photographic talents often in my different careers. I also wanted to write, however my work kept me from exploring that interest. In 2013, all those dreams and ambitions would finally come together.
In 2013, I retired, and I began to live my dream of traveling the world, seeing all those historic places that I had been reading about. I was now able to travel and use my love for history, photography and to also be able to share it through my writing.
Supporting me, and joining in the fun, is my wife and travel partner Karen; who I’ve known since 1964, and married in 1969. Karen and I have one daughter, Melissa.
It’s a thrill, and a blessing, to be able to take all of my followers along with me on this exciting journey thru out the world; and to give light to its history.
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Thank you for your interesting stories. I am an American living in Tuscany. I got tired of studying the Renaissance and the Medici, so now I’m into the Romans. So interesting. I can’t believe I waited so long! Thank you again and I hope you will post some more info. Your photos really add to the stories!
I am a pre-amateur, side-hustle historian, looking for a resource to discuss Ancient Roman History with in order to help me finish a historical fiction book I am writing. During some of my online research, I stumbled upon your blog and have found it very intriguing! 🙂 Would you be willing to exchange emails or perhaps speak with me on the phone to assist me with some of these questions about that era’s culture and political agendas etc ?
Thank you for sharing your writing.
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the kinds words. I consider myself to be simply an “armchair” historian, by no means an expert. Not sure how much help I would be. Saying that, I be honored to try. You can email me at email@example.com.