I’m a Christ Follower and a Texan to the core. I own two types of shoes; flip-flops and cowboy boots. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where I studied Film and Television Production. Like everyone in my line of work I’ve written a few screenplays. One earned some awards but none ended up on screen.
Pirates or Patriots evolved from a conversation I had with an elderly uncle about how my family came to America. That discussion led me to begin reading as many accounts of the events leading up to the Battle of New Orleans as I could find. One version claimed that an English teenager introduced Lafitte and Jackson at the corner of Royal and Canal Streets. That account somewhat coincided with my uncle’s Now, I do not want to imply that some relation of mine had anything to do with Jean Lafitte, but I couldn’t help but wonder how a British teenager could have found himself standing on a New Orleans street corner with Jean Lafitte and Andrew Jackson. Thus, Pirates or Patriots.