Battle of the Milvian Bridge (Essay)

Many thanks to the editors of Military Heritage, who published a new essay of mine in their in their latest issue. It tells the story of the early years of Byzantine history, the rise of Constantine the Great, and his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. The magazine can be found at Barnes…

Living Orkney (Essay)

Many thanks to the editors of Living Orkney, who published a small essay on our trip to Orkney last year. Since few people outside of Orkney have access to the magazine, the article is pasted below. Each day there solidified everything I hold sacred about history, religion, poetry, and so much else, and I doubt…

3 People (Fiction)

(People is a collection of flash-fiction, usually 500-1000 words. Click here to find others as they are posted)    Hanna Verhoef Hanna Verhoef, 84. Suddenly awake in the still dark room, astonished by the lingering dream: Vienna during the war, warm milk, the small schoolroom. A boy whose name she didn’t remember, but one she…

Exodus from Paris, 1940

Many thanks to the editors of WWII History, who published my article Exhausted Caravan in their latest issue. It tells the story of the massive civilian exodus from Paris in the summer of 1940, ahead of the German advance into the city. The magazine can be found at Barnes & Noble and other retailers, and…

Blindness, War & History

(this essay was originally published in the Fall, 2014 issue of the Concho River Review. Since it is no longer available for purchase, I will post the essay here)  when you kill another honor him with your tears when the battle is won treat it as a wake —Tao Te Ching 31, tr. Red Pine…