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Just Below Your Feet

Just Below Your Feet

A year ago, during American Archaeology Field School, one of my students asked about Cultural Resource...

RECENT FROM History

Play Ball: The Story of L...

Play Ball: The Story of Little League Baseball

  PLAY BALL! THE STORY OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL®     Lance and Robin Van Auken    ...

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Mighty Susquehanna

Mighty Susquehanna

The Susquehanna is a shallow river that flows about 440 miles, from Cooperstown to the Chesapeake Bay....

Memorial Day – 2010

About a million years ago, I was in the U.S. Army Reserve. My unit, the 810th Military Police Company, was in Tampa,...

Memorial Day – 2010
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Lance Van Auken

Swallows & Amazons

Barbecued Billygoats! You mean you haven’t read Swallows and Amazons or any of the other books in the 12-volume...

Swallows & Amazons
posted on: May 30, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Vancouver Games

Congrats to British Columbia and Canada on a great Winter Olympics. Makes me want to go there and visit. And...

Vancouver Games
posted on: Feb 28, 2010 | author: Lance Van Auken

Easy on the Hooptedoodle

Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writing Don’t write what the reader will skip over anyhow. Never open your...

Easy on the Hooptedoodle
posted on: Feb 7, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken
Thinking Like Leonardo

Thinking Like Leonardo

posted on: May 2, 2009 | author: Robin Van Auken

  I’ve been pondering the concept of a New Renaissance. On the topic, Parade magazine’s resident genius Marilyn Vos Savant once...

Greenwich: Where Time Begins

Greenwich: Where Time Begins

posted on: Dec 21, 2008 | author: Robin Van Auken

GREENWICH, England – This is where East meets West. This also is where Time begins and when the New Year begins, this is where the first clock...

Your Ticket to Rome

Your Ticket to Rome

posted on: Dec 21, 2007 | author: Robin Van Auken

ROME, Italy – Despite best intentions to relax and to slowly wander the city and ruins, a visit to Rome is guaranteed to cause anxiety because there...

Getting Published Requires Homework

Getting Published Requires Homework

posted on: Feb 7, 2006 | author: Robin Van Auken

So you’re one of 20 million Americans who want to write a book. If you’ve already written a manuscript, chances are you’re looking...

Small press publishers fill the niche

Small press publishers fill the niche

posted on: Dec 5, 2005 | author: Robin Van Auken

Dedication and faith are the foundations of many small press and independent publishers. By printing primarily what interests them and focusing on...

Small Publishers in the Making

Small Publishers in the Making

posted on: Jun 24, 2004 | author: Robin Van Auken

  If you’ve thought of small publishing houses as recent developments in the print world then you might be surprised to learn that the...

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