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My First Public Event, Hosted by Untapped Cities

Friday, May 4th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The first public event for my new book Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York is on May 16, from 6 - 8pm. Untapped Cities, is hosting a presentation, Q&A and book party inside the historic ...

Grace Church’s Magnolia and Cherry Blossom Trees

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

They almost look like the same tree. This is the cherry blossom tree, which is currently in bloom. This is the magnolia tree which was in bloom a couple of weeks ago.

Should We Bring Back Asylums?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was on The Colin McEnroe Show today talking about Trump's suggestion about bringing back asylums.  It's a vitally important issue to discuss, and the guests on the show made some very key points.  They were great. I'm sorry that I ...

A Window of Wonder … Bread

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

There are a lot of empty storefronts in my neighborhood, because the rents are too high to maintain a sustainable business. I keep hoping for the return of laundromats and delis and diners, but that will probably never happen. Unless ...

Owning Cats is Not For the Faint of Heart

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Last night, while in the living room resting, I heard something fall in the bedroom. I wasn't concerned, because the cats knock things over ALL THE TIME. It's their favorite thing, knocking things off other things. But for some reason ...