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I Get Around Part 2: Talks I’m Giving in September

Monday, September 17th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'm going to be giving a talk about my book Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York, at the Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street. UPDATE: I just learned that we are rescheduling this for October. ...

Aretha Franklin Street

Monday, September 17th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A shot of the subway platform at the Franklin Street stop. When Aretha Franklin died riders put up signs changing Franklin Street to Aretha Franklin Street, as an homage. Apparently the MTA added the signs saying respect. When Echo ...

Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis

Sunday, September 16th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I went to a show at the Museum of the City of New York yesterday titled, Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis. I became interested in this subject while researching Blackwell's Island, when I learned about the early days of ...

I Get Around Part 1

Saturday, September 15th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

As Claire Evans travels around the world talking about her new book Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, friends have been sending pictures of me appearing in her slide show (Claire writes about Echo ...

Bali When He Was a Baby

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Bali and Bodhi were kinda ratty looking when I adopted them. Some people at the ASPCA were a little surprised when I picked them, because there were so many ridiculously cute kittens I could have taken instead. But ...