Friday, June 26, 2015

The 200th Anniversary

Hello, all. I have not posted anything for a long time. I just haven't been inspired by any humorous thoughts for quite a while--and the news in recent days is not going to inspire any, either. But in a more serious vein, I post here a link to a 45-minute presentation I gave on June 5 during Alumni Weekend at my school. For several years the Alumni Office has asked me to give an annual lecture to those alumni who wish to attend. My topics have included D-Day, Napoleon's Russian campaign, and the centenary of the start of World War I. This year I chose the 200th anniversary of the most famous battle ever fought. Attendance was fairly good--although you will not see most of the audience in the video. Anyway, take a look if you want to see what I do for a living (but normally to younger audiences whose attendance is not voluntary). I'd like to hear any feedback you may have.
Perhaps I should also add, lest visitors forget, that the main purpose of this blog is to drum up support for my six books. I invite you to explore the blog to learn more about them, or to contact me with any questions you might have. I especially invite you to buy one... or two... or....  They are quite good, you know. :-)