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Thursday, 15 November 2012
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It’s been a really good month for You Stink! We finally debuted the eBook version for Kindle and have remained near the top on Amazon’s Top-100 Best-Seller List (for baseball history) bouncing back and forth between #4 and #10. 

Country superstar Jason Aldean sent us this great pic from backstage at The Voice where he was performing this week. Jason is a huge baseball fan and even practiced for a day with the Atlanta Braves organization. On a related note, the 130-page final proof of Rich Redmond and my book FundamentalsTM of Drumming for Kids has been completed. This turned out to be one of the funnest projects I've penned so far and I hope to have some very BIG news involving our book and the Drum Channel.

Stay tuned…

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Updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:09 PM EST
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Thursday, 1 November 2012
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Religious Liberty Re-examined

Next month I will be reviewing a new PBS documentary that explores the faith of the Founding Fathers and the path to religious liberty in America (*note the use of the word ‘religious’ and NOT exclusively Christian). Titled First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty, this special will debut on PBS on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Talking heads in the piece include Douglas Brinkley, Forrest Church, John Hope Franklin, Jon Meacham and Cokie Roberts. I just received my press screener DVD in the mail and cannot wait to view it. You may recall that one of my on-off manuscript projects is titled Faith and Freedom in Fredericksburg: Jefferson and the VA Statute of Religious Freedom. Of course I’m already under contract from now until 2014 for 2 music books and 2 more sports history books before I can get back to that one. For more details and a preview visit First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty on PBS.

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Updated: Thursday, 1 November 2012 5:40 PM EDT
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It’s been a little while since my last post so I thought I would check in…Over the last month I have been dealing with a relapse of serious health issues while being completely absorbed in my latest project with Jason Aldean’s drummer Rich Redmond. Our unique program on drumming for children is by far one of the most exciting and personally rewarding projects I have been involved with and the fact that we have the support and backing of Drum Workshop and the Drum Channel is enabling us to reach levels that we never anticipated. This book will be unlike any other in its presentation of percussion theory and we are complimenting it with a blog, videos and (we are hoping) a clinic tour. I do have a couple book signings coming up before the end of the year. I will post information on as they near, but for now I am strictly working on my recovery and completing this gem.

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Updated: Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:53 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Next speaking engagement

This Sunday I have the privilege of giving the author’s address for the 4th annual Library Tea at Memorial Baptist Church in Tappahannock, Virginia. I will be sharing some stories from my experiences as an author researching and writing history books on Major League Baseball and the American Civil War. The purpose of the Library Tea is to foster interest and support for the church’s library and educational programs.

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Updated: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 2:53 PM EDT
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Monday, 17 September 2012
Upcoming film screenings at UMW

Just a reminder that I will be hosting three screenings of “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” at the University of Mary Washington (Monroe Hall - Room 116) this Saturday (Sept. 22, at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00). This event is part of UMW’s annual Family Weekend. I will introduce the film and offer some brief producer-comments. The DVD of the film will be available for purchase for $15.00 and after the showing visitors can tour the actual grounds where this extraordinary story took place. For more on the film, visit our website at

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Updated: Thursday, 27 September 2012 8:06 AM EDT
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