Real life stories of adventure

Sir Richard Francis Burton, Explorer, Linquist, Solidier, Spy (among other things)

Posted on: July 7th, 2012 by admin

Sir Richard Francis Burton. The quintessential Victorian adventurer. Soldier, explorer, translator, master linguist, spy, author, expert, fencer, mystic….one could spend an entire post simply listing Burton’s accomplishments. To name a few : Explorer and co-discover  of the sources of the Nile. Translator of the Arabian Nights, Kama Sutra. Among the […]

Happy Fourth Of July

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 by admin

By doing one thing well and sincerely, he has an enduring legacy…

Stephen Decatur and the Barbary Pirates

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by admin

For centuries, the Barbary Pirates terrorized the Mediterranean and beyond. They would prey on European and American shipping and even conduct slave raids on countries as far away as Ireland

Holman Hunt, Intrepid Artist

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by admin

How far would you go to make a painting?,,,,,Would you risk your life? Suffer sickness, be fired on by bandits? Holman Hunt, a 19th century British painter, encountered all that and more to create his masterpiece “The ScapeGoat”.

David Livingstone on Travel

Posted on: June 5th, 2012 by admin

…certainly his remarkable endurance can be traced back to his childhood. He worked twelve hours a day in cotton mill to support his impoverished family, but still found time to attend school

Roosevelt on Fear (no, not that one)

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by admin

“The worst of all fears is the fear of living”, yeah, I’ve heard that one before…

Theodore Roosevelt – A Strenous Life

Posted on: May 28th, 2012 by admin

Theodore Roosevelt could have had an ‘easy’ life- he was born into wealth, and had a constitution that would have excused himself from hard labor and physical toil. But he chose differently…

David Farragut- Never Too Soon To Be A Man

Posted on: May 27th, 2012 by admin

At an age when most boys today are playing video games, David Farragot was a midshipman in the United States Navy…..

The Saddest Picture of All

Posted on: May 26th, 2012 by admin

I have always likes this picture, but it has also scared the daylights out of me….