Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 5: The Christmas Special

Back again for another update on how I’m doing, brothers and sisters. As usual, there’s been good and bad since I got back from Washington. First, the good. My dissertation advisor told me to “do at least one real thing for your project every day.” And I’ve been doing that! Ground on my actual dissertation […]

Chatroom Justice, Part II

As I promised last week, friends, here’s a follow-up post to my previous one. This time, I’ll be discussing some more life lessons taken from the chatroom I was ejected from.   1: Know when to back off from a conversation. Some time ago, I got into an argument with someone when he called the […]

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 4: Carrying On

A second week here at Washington, my friends, and the last one. Before I provide my brief update on how I’ve been doing, a quick summary of the previous week’s struggles: Finding the information from Harvey Wish’s biography of George Fitzhugh, along with some of the citations for my other subjects from the secondary sources […]

Chatroom Justice

This entry’s actually been cross-posted to my Tumblr and facebook blogs–I figured some of you might be interested in these sorts of matters, so I copied it here as well. I have, in a stroke of the most thorough irony, acquired a rather sturdy tolerance for the people called “Social Justice Warriors” over the past […]

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 3: A Shadow Looms

It’s been one week here at Washington, and I’ve been keeping reasonably busy. You could say I’ve been productive…though that hasn’t necessarily translated to my dissertation being closer to completion, at least as close as I’d like… Well, first the good news: My time at the Library of Congress has proven that all the Frederick […]

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 2: Mr. Gunlord Goes To Washington

As I promised last week, an update on my dissertation progress, friends! The nice thing is I got permission from my advisors to talk a little more about what exactly is I’m doing. They told me to be cautious, since this is a public blog and they don’t want anyone ripping off my stuff, so […]

Wayward Son Wednesdays–Author’s Notes!

Not a post about my dissertation today, friends–that’ll come on Friday. Rather, it’s to correct a *little* bit of disappointment I had with the course of Wayward Son. See, I’d intended to post several more entries about it before finishing it off–but as it happened, I managed to get it out super quickly, completing it […]

The Doomed Fleet: The Kido Butai & Pearl Harbor

Originally posted on The Inglorius Padre Steve's World:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World Early December is such an interesting time of year for a historian. There are a lot of events that occurred which still linger in our memories. One of those is the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. I…