Recent Articles

We’d been in China close to two weeks and the crowds, lineups and bureaucratic complications involved with getting something as simple as a bus ticket had made us a tad grumpy. The Chinese, great admirers of politeness, took...

Joanne and I, after sharing travel time with a professor from Washington State University, suggested he join us for one of the famous Peking dinners. He didn’t know what it was so, after a full day of learning facts about...

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...

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...