About Me

     Thank you for clicking on my About Me page.  I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, which is often the subject of my historical writing.  I fell in love with St. Louis history listening to my Grandma and Grandpa Ellis’ stories of the “good old days” in St. Louis during our car rides to Lake Tishomingo.

     I have been married to my beautiful wife Tamara for 20 years.  We have three wonderful children, who all have their own unique skills and interests.

Tam and Me

Tam and Me

     When I started blogging in February 2013, I was kind of all over the map with my writing.  I have a number of interests including genealogy, history and the martial arts, which I wrote about on this blog.  Now,  I write about history from about 1870 to 1920 with a particular focus on combat sports history and St. Louis history including police history.

     I have been promising my mom for years that I would write the family history, which I was able to complete in 2013.  You can read the material from this project by clicking here.

     On Friday, I write about classic films.  In 2014, I added a history focused podcast although I decided against continuing it in late 2016.

     Articles are usually posted 2 to 3 times a week.  You can subscribe by e-mail, RSS feed or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+.    I normally post all new articles on Twitter.

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Saving the Last Dance for Tam

German Expressionism and The Cat and the Canary

Evan “Strangler” Lewis Shows His Mean Streak

The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery in 1953

     All my posts can be found by clicking on the archive by month or the easier method is probably by category.

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