• Personal

    An Academic’s Journey with Infertility

    I stared down at that white stick with its single pink line: not pregnant. I set it down next to the other white stick with its digital read out that said: not pregnant.  This wasn’t the first time I saw that single pink line. It was one in a litany of single pink lines. Not pregnant. Too numerous to count.  What wasn’t I doing right? I bought the fertility tests. I stopped drinking alcohol (mostly). I charted my periods. I saw a specialist. No one could answer my question: why can’t I get pregnant? I thought back to the early…

  • Front Cover: Pirates

    National Geographic: Pirates & Shipwrecks!

    It’s finally real! My bookazine with National Geographic on pirates and shipwrecks is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be in local grocery stores, book stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and even Wal-Mart and Target on April 23, 2021.…

  • Scholarship

    Smuggling of Medical Supplies in American History

    After weeks of the Federal government telling states they were on their own when it comes to obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) only to then seize those shipments, local officials are taking extreme measures to secure PPE for their healthcare workers, including…

  • Hello January

    Goals for 2020

    Yes, I know it’s still technically December. But bear with me. This is my fifth year using the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets for goal setting. Some years I’ve been better about focusing on my goals and using my Powersheets than…