Category Archives: Guest blogs

April 19

From the Desk of Louis A. Del Monte: United States’ ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ and Other Nanoweapons

The following contribution comes from Louis A. Del Monte, author of Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity (April 2017). Del Monte is an award-winning physicist and speaker and is the chief executive officer of Del Monte and Associates, Inc. During his thirty-year career as a physicist and business executive at IBM and Honeywell, he led the development of microelectronics and sensors […]

April 12

From the desk of Jennifer Ring: Not Softball

Jennifer Ring is a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball and A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball (Nebraska, 2015).  “It’s a great age for girls to be excited about baseball!” proclaimed Tamara Holmes, […]

April 11

From the Desk of Steve Steinberg: My Search for Shocker

The following contribution is from Steve Steinberg, a baseball historian and coauthor with Lyle Spatz of The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees (Nebraska, 2015), research award winner from the Society for American Baseball Research, and 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York […]

April 07

From the Desk of Connie Wanek: Rhubarb Rises

The following contribution comes from Connie Wanek, author of Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems (Nebraska, 2016), in honor of National Poetry Month.   Rhubarb It’s April, your last chance to get the flu. Across the landscape, all that remains healthy is now flexing and sprouting. The first dandelion blooms at the foot of a south-facing wall. […]

April 06

From the Desk of Chris Dubbs: Isolation and Image-Making

The following contribution comes from author Chris Dubbs. Dubbs served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and has worked as a newspaper journalist, editor, and publisher. He is the author of American Journalists in the Great War: Rewriting the Rules of War Reporting (Nebraska, 2017), America’s U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War I (Nebraska, 2014), and is […]

April 04

From the desk of Adam Raider: Honoring the North Stars

The following contribution comes from Adam Raider, author of Frozen in Time: A Minnesota North Stars History (Nebraska, 2014). Raider covered the NHL for more than a decade for magazines including The Hockey News and Hockey Digest. He is the coauthor of 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. When the Minnesota Wild closes out its […]

April 03

From the Desk of Neil deMause: Oakland Cries All the Way to the Bank

The following contribution comes from Neil deMause, co-author of  Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit (Nebraska, 2008). Neil deMause is a native New Yorker who is a regular contributor to Vice Sports, the Village Voice, Extra!, City Limits, and other publications. He runs the stadium-watch website fieldofschemes.com, where this piece was […]

March 29

From the Desk of Beth Slutsky: Demonizing Dissent

The following contribution comes from Beth Slutsky, author of Gendering Radicalism: Women and Communism in Twentieth-Century California (Nebraska, 2015). Her book is currently on sale in honor of Women’s History Month. In 2016 American voters nearly elected their first female president, but instead they were swayed by the populism, the anger, and the “whitelash” harnessed by Donald Trump. […]

March 22

From the Desk of Bailey Poland: On Writing as Women

The following contribution comes from Bailey Poland, author of Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (Potomac Books, 2016). Bailey Poland is a writer, feminist, and activist, as well as the creator of the literary journal Leaves and Flowers and is a regular contributor to numerous print and online journals, including Line Zero. She is the editor of Involution: […]

March 21

Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?

Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish that are […]