Recent Articles

Leading to the Ming Tombs is a ten-kilometer roadway known as the Sacred Way. The 13 Emperors buried in tombs at the end of the avenue believed the road to be the walkway to heaven. Statues of 12 soldiers and/or government...

My mother first told me about the blue and white Ming China when I was a kid, but I learned while in China that her information wasn’t quite accurate. She claimed the Chinese potters from the Ming Dynasty actually discovered...

Joanne and I were up at 5:00 to catch the 7:00 am train heading to the Great Wall. We got to the station with half an hour to spare but there were no lineups or milling crowds so we got suspicious. We quickly learned that,...

Recent Books

English Department of the Spirit

This book is a comprehensive and detailed history of the generic English Department, beginning with the Elizabethan pre-school and grammar school. It shows...

Shafted - A Mystery

Auxiliary cop Margo Jamieson’s discovery of a nasty note in a dead man’s golf jacket sends her to local historian John Larssen for help. The conflicting...

Sidetracked: The struggle for BC's Fossils

What began as a hunting trip to British Columbia’s Northern Rockies in 2000 turns into one of the province’s most important fossil finds – the Monroe...