Archive for April, 2016

It’s a Jungle Out There!

Friday, April 29th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Literally! As you can see from this shot from my walk through Central Park. But now you must excuse me. I've got a dentist appointment at 2 and I have a lot of moping to do.

A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I've got a couple of friends who have new books out. First up, A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer by Mary Elizabeth Williams. If you're in New York she is doing a ...

Children Killed During 1863 NYC Draft Riots

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was at the Municipal Archives, researching one black man who was killed during the July, 1863 Draft Riots in New York City, when I noticed a lot of children were killed during the riots as well. If you ...

From Slavery to Poverty

Monday, April 25th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I wanted to recommend this book, the full title is, From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918. I've alway been in favor of reparations, although that is not what this book is ...

Tree Carvings

Sunday, April 24th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I feel bad for the tree, but I was fascinated for a few minutes, reading the carvings, trying to find a really old date. The oldest I saw was from the 80's, but most people didn't date their carving. ...