I’m working for the Census!

I took a temp job with the Census Bureau and I start training tomorrow!! I have to say, I’m really excited about it. I’m hoping that this will somehow lead to a job working with their archives. That would be a dream job for me.

Ugh. It looks like yet another rainy day. I’ve been waiting for it to stop so I can go up to Inwood to take pictures. I’m writing up this haunted house story that someone sent to the Parapsychology Lab.

It’s a really good story, but I also love the glimpse it gives of New York from a long, long time ago. The person who sent it in was such a good writer. The problem is, she doesn’t give the exact address of the house, so I’m going to do my best to figure out which one it is based on her description. If I can’t, I’ll just take pictures of the spot she writes about to give a sense of the area the house is in. Or was in.

I saw this coffee table on my way to choir practice. The style wouldn’t work in my apartment, but I do love it.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “I’m working for the Census!

  1. Congrats on the census job! Just think of the interesting people you’ll meet, should be a fascinating experience. I do miss one aspect of my job as a reporter/editor at the local newspaper — meeting all kinds of intersting people (which is a great for inspiring fictional characters).

  2. Congrats – I always wanted to do this! How will you resist writing a census book? (I suspect it would be difficult to use any info due to confidentiality).

    Maybe you’ll get Christopher Walken’s apartment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7XtuPvwBa2U

  3. Cara, thanks, yeah, I’m looking forward to whoever might stop by.

    Thanks Rick! That was HYSTERICAL. But uh-oh.

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