Adrienne Morris

About me

When not writing about my characters populating Gilded Age Englewood, New Jersey,I herd goats, dream about the 1870’s and try (unsuccessfully) to control my dogs.

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Last of the Mohicans

Is private property a good thing? I happen to think it is. Have you ever noticed how public beaches are always disgusting? No one takes pride of ownership. I’ve heard people say after throwing some trash around, “that’s why we pay taxes.” Since at least Biblical times there’s been a…

Cider Was a Gateway Drink In 1838

Middlemay Farm:I adore this drunk map! Originally posted on Pommel Cyder: How does one get to the land of Inebriation? According to C. Wilterberger, Jr’s 1838Temperance Map it all starts with cider. The map is an allegory of one’s descent into drunkenness and the (one and only?) route to salvation.…

Technology is Evil. Kill Mr. EDISON!

Yes, him! THE AEROPHONE. (The New York Times 1878) “Something ought to be done to Mr. EDISON, and there is a growing conviction that it had better be done with a hemp rope. Mr. EDISON has invented too many things, and almost without exception they are things of the most…

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