Escape the Pandemic!

Scouts get whisked away while completing their Reading merit badge.

The Flying Dutchman: The Devil’s Rescue?

Did the Flying Dutchman exist? Discover when and where the legend started and how this ghost pirate ship is still lingering in mainstream media.

Things to do when Bored

With so many people stuck at home, the threat of boredom is at an all-time high. Here are a few things to do when bored which always work for my family.

Noir Detective: The Golden Threads of Mystery Books

Famous detectives, from the noir detective to the classic mystery, share a common thread: the ability to see what others do not.

Book Club Books: Recommendations and Discussion Questions

Discover unique and diverse book club books with discussion questions that will stimulate the conversation.

Women of the West

Men weren’t the only colorful figures of the Wild West. Women of the West proved easily their equal.

Women in Aviation and The Golden Age of Flight

Women have always played an important role in aviation—there have been courageous female pilots from the Golden Age of flight to those going to space.

Scared of Things That Go Bump in the Night?

People fear what they don’t know or don’t understand and that includes things that go bump in the night. Read on to find out if fear is the mind killer or not.

Hard-Boiled Detective Thrills, Chills & Murder Mysteries

How did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, L. Ron Hubbard and Dashiell Hammett hammer out hard-boiled detective stories in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction?

The Golden Age of Piracy

How did pirates handle gender/racial equality and fair and legal justice in the Golden Age of Piracy? Could pirates read or write? Were they artists?