Welcome!

Welcome to longitudes!

I started this blog because I wrote a book (see below) and wanted to advertise it, but I quickly discovered that I have a compulsion to share my obsessions and flights of fancy, so it’s grown into an editorial monster that I can no longer control.  I’m a baby boomer, so a lot of my blatherings are related to boomerism (is that a word?).  Here, I discuss everything from my juvenile delinquency, to my left-leaning politics, to my favorite musicians, to the TV show Petticoat Junction.  One day soon I hope to discuss Natalie Wood’s big, beautiful, brown eyes.

I have some additional pages you may want to check out, located in the menu above.   If you’d like to know a bit about my biography, click the ABOUT ME page (also known as the “Den of Narcissism”).

If you’d like to learn about my freelance writing, click MY WRITING.  Here, I have information and links on my first book: Bluejackets in the Blubber Room: A Biography of the “William Badger,” 1828-1865 (University of Alabama Press) and second book Evergreen Dreaming: Trail Tales of an Aging Hiker (Longitudes Press).

Make yourself comfortable, and thanks for visiting!

7 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi Pete. I came across your post on Flight 19. You have some great info there. I’m putting together a children’s book on the Bermuda Triangle and surrounding mysteries. I’m trying to find a good photo of Lieutenant Charles Carroll Taylor and saw you had a great one. Where did you get this? I am hoping to get the rights to include this in the book. Let me know, Thanks – Derek Brown dbrown@amicuspublishing.us

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