About Hud and BJ
My articles have appeared in such publications as Popular Science, Grit, National Geographic World, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Engineering, plus trade, special interest, and company publications.
Having completed course work for an MA in history, I will receive my certificate in May 2012. I begin doctoral studies the following fall semester.
I served as a researcher for an Emmy nominated PBS documentary aired this past year and wrote an award winning researched and reported essay appearing in Ten Spurs, Vol. 4, which was selected as a "Notable Special Issue" for the 2010 Best American Essays.
Photography is a passion also. Besides magazine covers, I have won a few photo contests. The pictures and videography you see on this site are made with my trusty digital Nikon cameras and lenses. A Sony digital camcorder captures sights and scenes such as the exclusive, raw documentary reporting of the unveiling of the Felix Z. Longoria Historical Marker in Three Rivers, Texas.
Academic Honors include the prestegious Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, The National Honor Society, The Golden Key International Honor Society, The National Scholars Honor Society, and the Alpha Lambda Chapter of
Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society.
Presently, I am the official historian for the WWII 409th Light Bomb Group Association and the Historical Marker Chairman for the Live Oak County Historical Commission.
Professional memberships include the Texas State Historical Association and the American Historical Association.
'nuff said about me! Meet my darling better half, BJ. Between the two of us there's not a rock left unturned when we go spelunking for the facts behind the myths so often passed off as truth.
By-the-way, I'm the narrative writer, and she's the expository writer. I tend to wander, she keeps me on track.
See my blog "As Hud Sees It" for my opinions, reflections, and observations about most anything and everything.
Stories from my Poppy and quilts from Mimi brought a yearning for connections with the past in my earliest memories. Mother recorded lengthy diaries of times remembered. Every letter my father sent during WWII is carefully saved, precious mementos of freedom.
A third generation teacher and educator, I acquired a double major in English and Government. Added, a Master's in Education and still going.
As an education specialist, it was my pleasure to work with students, teachers and administrators, then present nationwide at conferences, public schools and universities. I enjoyed authoring newsletters, grants, orchestrating research, directing conferences and working with textbook and technology committees.
Currently, my time is divided between teaching writing online and collaborating with my husband on history projects that take us interesting and sometimes strange places. You can read some of our experiences right here.
It's the human side of history that I love. If you like family, ethnic recipes, weddings, quilts, memories and reflections, then go to "As Mimi Sees It."
Quote of the Month
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.