New Short Takes Video – The National Museum of the Pacific War!

New Short Takes video!! The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, preserves the boyhood home of naval hero and victorious World War II Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, as well as provides a comprehensive look into the many facets of the Pacific Theatre.  Join me for a brief visit to this remarkable treasure … Continue reading New Short Takes Video – The National Museum of the Pacific War!

On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: Dolphins in the Midst

On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: Dolphins in the Midst (Pensacola, Florida; April 26, 2022) – The ex-USS Ponce (LPD 15) has arrived at her final berth in Texas at the scrapper’s yard. So, it’s time for another ‘On the Waterfront’ sea story about the Proud Lion and the adventures of her intrepid crew, … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: Dolphins in the Midst

On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: The Greatest Seaman

(Pensacola, Florida; April 21, 2022) – I posted the original version of this column nearly two years ago while I was still in Washington State.  However, as the Proud Lion is sailing into history now, this memory has taken up pride of place in the formation of memories gliding along the channel for the Grand … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Sailing Into History: The Greatest Seaman

FIVE DAYS!!!!

The adventure begins in just FIVE DAYS!!! Spain - 1999: Murder, attempted murder, manslaughter. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Shepherd takes up his magnifying glass for the very first time as he partners with young NCIS Special Agent Abraham Gray to stop a rapacious killer stalking the U.S. Navy community in Rota, Spain! Come … Continue reading FIVE DAYS!!!!

It’s coming! The adventure begins April 20th!

Spain, 1999: murder, attempted murder, manslaughter. The adventure begins! The new mystery novel by Nathanael Miller takes you back to the Accidental Detective's earliest days! Coming April 20th in paperback and ebook format on Amazon! #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #novel, #novelist, #accidentaldetective, #isaacshepherd, #abrahamgray, #mystery, #murder, #murdermystery, #spain, #Navy, #military, #adventure, #book, #fiction,

And So It Begins…April 20th!

Spain, 1999: murder, attempted murder, manslaughter. The adventure begins! The new mystery novel by Nathanael Miller takes you back to the Accidental Detective's earliest days! Coming April 20th in paperback and ebook format on Amazon!#nathanaelmiller; #sparks1524; #novel; #novelist; #accidentaldetective; #isaacshepherd; #abrahamgray; #mystery; #murder; #murdermystery; #spain; #Navy; #military; #adventure; #book; #fiction,

Veteran Talk – Morning Quarters

(Niceville, Florida; 16 September 2021) – Twenty-four years ago today I was a trembling, quaking, skinny (yes, I was skinny!) 25-year-old kid swearing into the Navy at the MEPS in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s always fun to look back a bit and see how far you’ve come.  It doesn’t take a scanning electron microscope to see … Continue reading Veteran Talk – Morning Quarters

Memorial Day 2021

BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD The muffled drum's sad roll has beatThe soldier's last tattoo;No more on life's parade shall meetThat brave and fallen few.On Fame's eternal camping-groundTheir silent tents are spread,And Glory guards, with solemn round,The bivouac of the dead. No rumor of the foe's advanceNow swells upon the wind;Nor troubled thought at midnight hauntsOf … Continue reading Memorial Day 2021

On the Waterfront – Talk About Attempted Sabotage!

(Silverdale, Washington; Jan. 14, 2021) – Welcome back to my regular Thursday column!  My original intent had been to open 2021 with a column on the meaning of freedom.  To prepare, I did an informal poll of my Facebook friends, asking them to submit a one or two-sentence definition of what freedom means to them. … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Talk About Attempted Sabotage!