Tag: British Navy

First Review

  My phone rang a couple of mornings ago. I was busy and didn’t focus on the screen. “Hello,” I said. “You made me cry.” “I what?” I’m focused now. “I did what?” “You made me cry.” “How? When?” I was confused and flustered, “Who is this?” A chuckle,...

“I am what I am,” Popeye

In Hamlet, Shakespeare tells us, “to thine own self be true.”  Today, we crudely say, “do your own thing.” As I get ready to release my seventh book, a sequel to Jane Austen’s work, “Persuasion,” I have been pondering the advice of the Bard and have decided it’s time to...

Francis, Charles and Jane

In 1786, a twelve year old boy named Francis entered the Royal Navy Academy in Portsmouth, England.  He was called “Fly” by his family and his intellect and hard work soon impressed the staff of the Academy.  As many as 97% of the boys who entered the school were...