House History Man is back!
A few explanations are due for our absence, of course. Seems a perfect storm of career and writing duties happened in early July this year.
First, I'm proud to have been hired as the President of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery. I began work on July 2, 2012, and it is both a fascinating place and a relatively unknown Washington DC historic gem...that will most certainly change in the near future, as my mission is to have it better known locally, regionally, and nationally. We plan on continuing and expanding a host of new events, public tours, and conservation workshops. More on those as they progress. A fun picture of us "haunting" the cemetery for the October 6, 2012 "Dead Man's Run" 5k race appears above. Told you I was busy!
The book was completed, and now available for sale. Its a hard cover - a rarity in today's world, especially since it retails for just $18.95. It is complete full color, 140 pages, and the best part: the forward was written by the Washington Post's Marc Fisher.
The publisher was pleased, apparently. My partner Greg and I were hired to write and finish Lost Baltimore to replace a book planned for an author that fell ill. So, with a deadline of just eight weeks, you can see that combined with my more than full time job, all evenings and weekends are being dedicated to the new publication. The good news? We're about 95% complete, so I can once again focus on the blog!