There are many better writers, artists, Ph.Ds, philosophers… but I like to believe that I make up for the difference with a desire to make History relevant to anyone, anywhere, any time.

I’m not particularly a fan of war.   I’m not even “military.”  But after spending time with combat veterans, have an understanding of why we fight, serve, live and ultimately, die.

My Blog

My blog is where I post my art, write about the stories, share (often) unpublished photos/artifacts… it’s been called “Thought provoking history porn.”  I’m not sure what I think of that description but it resonates with people.  Hmmm.  Click here (for blog).

Speaking & Teaching

“Can you speak to our…?”  Yes.  The number of stories and inspirational truths I’ve learned over the years is staggering. Click here for an example of the Educator’s Kit’s I produce for OGTA (distributed worldwide).  If you want my Speaker’s Bio, click here.


I am the host of “Old Guys and Their Airplanes. ” It’s a video series that’s been broadcast on PBS stations in America, Premiere’d at museums worldwide and on-demand throughout the universe on Vimeo.  Click here.


Yes, my pilot-signed art is ‘for sale (click here).  Yes, I take commissions (click here).  I get asked about my fees for writing/drawing and I’ll be blunt: there are cheaper writer-drawers out there.  I also have MERCH.  But if the nuances matter to you, let’s get the story going! Click here. 🙂

The truth of the matter…

History is the most important “thing” we can teach the next generation. I will argue that History/Civics/Social Studies are more important to the community than STEM.

But, giving History its due requires extraordinary qualities:  intelligence, passion, optimism, open-mindedness…it’s far simpler to teach quantum physics than it is to discuss America’s involvement in Vietnam.

You’ve heard the phrase, “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”  I like to think, “History is nutritious.  Dig in and learn!”