Why Blue?

I took these on Thursday, November 3rd. Why was the Empire State Building this particular shade of blue? I should have asked sooner. It’s probably too far away for anyone to remember now. Another building was lit up with the same shade.

Blue Empire State Building

 in New York City

Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

I think I’ve posted this before (old person alert) but I was permanently influenced by the song about feeding birds in the movie Mary Poppins. This woman in a saint. With a sweet dog, too.

Feeding Pigeons in New York City

Big Dog

I work at an animal hospital and a few of us were trying to get a picture of a dog to capture how big he is. It was almost impossible to do him justice. He was such a sweetie. And he’s a puppy! Davin, the man in this picture, is 6’2”.

Big Dog at the ASPCA

Here is Davin getting a selfie.

Big Dog at the ASPCA

And this is me. I am 5’3″.

Big Dog at the ASPCA

Sparking Joy for $2.99 at Rite Aid

I was just thinking how Halloween still feels special because we don’t celebrate it endlessly the way we do Christmas, with decorations up and movies playing on tv for months before and after the actual holiday.

Then I saw this tea candle holder in Rite Aid and for some reason I didn’t buy it on the spot. I bought it yesterday, and it was a great buy for $2.99. It makes me happy. Now if only someone would bring back the Wowee Whistle, I’d be ecstatic.

Halloween Decoration

One of My Books Made a Best List!

From: The best books on the extra-physical potentials of the mind, by Mitch Horowitz, author of Daydream Believer: Unlocking the Ultimate Power of Your Mind. He is describing my book, Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.

“I have been praising this book for years and have no plans to stop anytime soon. Using investigatory skills and a keen sense of human pathos, journalist and NPR producer Horn tells the full-circle story of the parapsychology lab founded by the Rhines. She doggedly and accurately presents the “unbelievable” findings of the Duke lab and the struggle of its founders to swim against a tide of orthodox reaction. As a work of history, it is significant—and as a piece of dramatic historiography it is enthralling.”

My favorite picture of scientists at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory. You can buy a copy of Unbelievable here.

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