Queen Victoria’s Last Three Kids

Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert was born on May 1, 1850, the seventh of Victoria and Albert's large family. He was named after the Duke of Wellington. At age sixteen, Arthur entered the Royal Military College at Woolwich, graduating two years later, and becoming a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers Corps. From there, he moved … Continue reading Queen Victoria’s Last Three Kids

Queen Victoria’s Middle Three Kids

Prince Alfred. From the National Portrait Gallery.Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's fourth child was born on August 6, 1844. He was their second son and so, second in line to the throne after his older brother. His parents named him┬áPrince Alfred Ernest Albert. Alfred was known as "Affie" in the family. He wanted to enter … Continue reading Queen Victoria’s Middle Three Kids

The Tortured Artist is a Myth

Writers are creatives. Creatives are constantly in turmoil. They put themselves in uncomfortable, contortionist emotional and mental pretzels as they piece together ideas to write a fully-fleshed Good Thing. We think a lot. We dredge up bad joo-joo in order to be creative. We're weird. We isolate ourselves in order to observe. We drink. We're … Continue reading The Tortured Artist is a Myth