Two Shots in Sarajevo; The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie

Photo via Wikimedia Europe in the early 20th century was a gigantic pile of dynamite primed to explode. It was like when your little sibling doesn’t get what they want at the store and you see the rage boiling in their eyes; you know an explosion is coming; the question is only if it willContinue reading “Two Shots in Sarajevo; The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie”

Executions Part 1: Riding the Lightning

For Halloween this year, I thought it would be cool to do a series of articles that deal with the macabre. Thank you for checking out our first in a series of articles about the worst ways to die via government sanction execution. Since the beginning of organized law and government, there has been capitolContinue reading “Executions Part 1: Riding the Lightning”

The Demon of the Night

It all started for myself when I had a traumatic experience working for the local Police Department. My local PD made Andy Griffith look like the big city, we only really dealt with drunks, speeders and the occasional domestic violence call. I had crisis training, but it was never put into action until one fatefulContinue reading “The Demon of the Night”

Book Review: Electric War by Mike Winchell

4.8 out of 5 stars. Engrossing and easy listen or read. I had the audiobook and the narrator was pleasant and did a fantastic job. Just finished a fantastic book by author Mike Winchell, “The Electric War” tells the tale of the battle of the currents between Edison and his direct current and Westinghouse/Tesla andContinue reading “Book Review: Electric War by Mike Winchell”

Urban Legends: The Phantom Hitchhiker

As a fan of ghosts and urban legends, there is nothing more interesting than studying how far and wide a story can spread, what changes over the tellings and the differences from each other. One of the most well-known urban legends is the story of the vanishing hitchhiker, and what inspired me to write thisContinue reading “Urban Legends: The Phantom Hitchhiker”