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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A funny blog from victorian masculinity… victorianmasculinity Recently I’ve been reading about the life and work of Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894), artist and member of the Royal Academy who specialised in paintings of family pets. Barber even painted several commissions for Queen Victoria. Naturally, though, this research led to a…
Civil War Veteran Samuel Decker made his own prosthetic arms. LINK: HISTORY OF PROSTHETICS Tagged: bearded man, Civil War Veteran, fake limbs, history of prosthetics, Inventions, veteran affairs, war wounds
How far would you go to seek revenge? (Click here for last week’s episode) Buck’s fingers ached on an unusually chilled October morning as he watched the busy water traffic on the choppy Hudson. His classmates in the distance went for their noon dinner. Buck blew on his hands and…