Archive for March, 2017

What did you do, Lizette Moritz?

Friday, March 24th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every once in a while in my Blackwell's Island research I come across intriguing little bits like the ones below. (Actually, I come across trillions of them.) The superintendents and wardens on Blackwell's Island weren't allowed to fire and ...

Losing Bones Will Break My Heart

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I always get so insanely attached to the characters on my favorite tv shows. I'll feel sad for days when a show I love is cancelled, or ends in a more friendly way. But losing the show Bones ...

Fact Checking Update

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I made something of a discovery researching my Blackwell's book, so I have to make sure all my facts are absolutely correct. It involves math and my math is not great, and it took me the whole day yesterday ...

What shall I wear to the ASPCA Kitten Nursery?

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I was thinking I'd need clothes for my new job at the ASPCA's Kitten Nursery. After working from home for years, all I've got is jeans and tshirts for the most part. But then I remembered watching a ...

Mental Illness and Toddlers

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

While researching lunatic asylums for my book about Blackwell's Island, I came across a brief reference to what I thought was a very bizarre case. "A little girl, three years and four months old, evincing unequivocal symptoms of mental ...