An economic history of the competing Seattle taxicab and Transportation Network Company (e.g., Uber, Lyft) industries including an analysis of the impact of market disruption by the TNC industry on the taxicab industry.
A historical play, based upon true events, about the blasphemy trial of ex-minister Charles B. Reynolds in Morristown, New Jersey during May 19-20, 1887. The narrator and central character was created as Gertie Morrison, a reporter for The New York Times. Her character was inspired by the famed reporter Nellie Bly at the New York World.
This book explores the evidence that the Persian poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1123 CE), and other poets in the medieval Islamic world, were influenced by the freethinkers in ancient Greece, the source of the conflict between science and religion.
The modern conflict between science and religion had its origins in ancient Greece. Science irrevocably changed the way man thought about himself and his world. With each new discovery, the power of the gods was diminished and the stature of man was elevated.
An ex-minister named Charles B. Reynolds was put on trial in 1887 by the State of New Jersey for violating the colonial-era blasphemy law by ridiculing the Christian god and the Bible in a pamphlet he wrote and distributed. His famed attorney, Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, argued that Reynolds engaged in free speech protected under the U. S. Constitution.
A biography of Sergeant Phillip McHugh who immigrated from Donegal, Ireland in 1839 then worked briefly in a Pennsylvania coal mine before enlisting in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry regiment to fight Comanches in Texas. There, he fought indians in hand-to-hand combat and was wounded twice. Later, he fought in and survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn River in 1876 between the 7th Cavalry and about 2,500 Cheyenne and Sioux warriors.
Poetry Collection/Literary Essays
This collection of poetry spans 50 years and includes experiments with many styles and subjects. The collection features whimsical verse as well as serious poems. Opposite each poem is commentary about the poem providing background. Following the poetry, there are three literary essays regarding the author's favorite poems.