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.

A Lovely Tribute

On a stoop on West 11th Street a bunch of people left a sweet tribute to someone named Alyssa, who is no longer with us. I passed it by yesterday, on my way up to Cornell (to do research related to my upcoming announcement). I imagine these are from her neighbors. I didn’t know her, but she looks familiar to me in these pictures. I’m guessing I passed her by a bunch of times, as she sat out on the stoop.

At 66 I’m definitely more aware of how little time we get. My turn will come.

11th Street, New York City

Subway View

This was my view coming up out of the subway last week. It’s always nice coming home after a long day at work, but it was especially nice coming home to this view. I have good news to post soon!

Subway View New York City

Voting after Supreme Court Decisions

It was pretty depressing voting after the Supreme Court decided it only upholds the Constitution when it supports the far right’s interests (the decisions forcing Maine to help pay for students to attend religious schools, saying it was okay to open carry guns in New York, and, of course, over-turning Roe v. Wade).

Normally voting is such a happy day for me. Then, as I walked out after voting I heard Pomp and Circumstance. A high school class was holding their graduation across the street. I watched. I cried. And hoped. A tiny, little bit.

Graduation Day, New York City, 2022

Life is Short

I just came across this shot I took of me and Bali, one of my cats. I guess this is the kind of love most people reserve for their children but I do love my cats. We lost two kittens at the animal hospital where I work, and their deaths really hit me hard. Oh god. I keep seeing them! I’m trying to neutralize that by wallowing in my living cats.

Cat Love

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