Life Paths, and D-Day

So, those who follow me on Twitter might’ve seen that I had a rather interesting day here. After months of no’s regarding my desire to extend my IDF service, I finally got a yes–of course, after I did the entire discharge process. Thus, I was a civilian again for about an hour today. Now, I’mContinue reading “Life Paths, and D-Day”

The Day I Paid My Respects at the Grave of an Antisemite

Yes, that title is arguably clickbait, but it’s better termed provocative, as it’s completely true. This post will partially be about why I decided to visit the grave of Admiral Miklos Horthy, who served as Hungary’s regent from 1920 to 1944. However, more important will be what that why means. For the benefit of anyone readingContinue reading “The Day I Paid My Respects at the Grave of an Antisemite”

No, Do Not “Let the Past Die”

As those who follow me on Twitter and have watched my recent periscope know, I have a great many problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, pretty much every criticism worth making has been voiced by others, and I unfortunately don’t have time for a full-length review; however, I had to comment on oneContinue reading “No, Do Not “Let the Past Die””

Let’s Talk About Historical Statues–and Why They Should Not Be Tampered With

Historical statues and monuments have been the subject of much discussion in recent months, even more so over the past couple of weeks. They have also been the subject of much action, with at least one Confederate statue being torn down by a mob, a 200 year old Christopher Columbus monument being vandalized with aContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Historical Statues–and Why They Should Not Be Tampered With”

New Release: Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944

Surprise! I’ve got something new out, albeit something very different from my debut novel and from most of what I intend to publish in the future. No, today I announce the publication of my Master’s thesis, Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944. I’m not going toContinue reading “New Release: Crosscurrents: Navigating The Turbulent Politics Of The Right During The Horthy Era In Hungary, 1920-1944”

History Repeating Itself: Tish’a B’Av Today.

(Disclaimer: This touches on both political and religious issues. As I’ve said in the past, posts like this will by no means be a regular feature here, as I would much rather focus on my writings, but there are things that need to be said, and when I deem it necessary, I will say it.)Continue reading “History Repeating Itself: Tish’a B’Av Today.”

Misrepresenting History–Again

I have numerous writing projects I’d rather be working on right now, but, yet again, I’m seeing people misrepresent the piece of history which I spent a great deal of time researching and writing about. To write something every time someone wrote an article with outright falsehoods, mistakes, and over-generalizations about Miklos Horthy and theContinue reading “Misrepresenting History–Again”

Setting A Historical Record Straight

Amidst all the excitement over the release of my debut novel, A Greater Duty, last week, and the fun of #SpaceOperaWeek, some might’ve seen my mention of an award I received at my (now former) college for excellence in writing my 40,000+ word Master’s thesis on Hungary’s Horthy era, which lasted from 1920 to 1944.Continue reading “Setting A Historical Record Straight”

Introducing A Greater Duty, Part 1: How We Got Here

There is still some time before the release of my debut novel, A Greater Duty, but it shouldn’t be too long now. Thus, I believe the time is right to begin introducing this story, the product of over a decade of (on and off) work, to all of you. As I stated above, the initialContinue reading “Introducing A Greater Duty, Part 1: How We Got Here”

Book Review: Thieftaker, By D. B. Jackson (Spoilers)

Continuing my summer reading binge, I recently finished reading D. B. Jackson’s Thieftaker, the first in a series of historical urban fantasy novels. Now, a little bit of background as to how I ended up reading this book. I actually met D. B. Jackson (also known as David B. Coe) at JordanCon several years agoContinue reading “Book Review: Thieftaker, By D. B. Jackson (Spoilers)”