A Gift

I’m beginning to add “content” to this site, so remember to look for interesting goodies in weeks to come, mainly under The Orphanmaster link on the home page.

There is not a page of my work that does not rely upon research … that’s as true for a novel as it is for nonfiction. So, for those of you who have already had a chance to peruse The Orphanmaster or who would just like some insight into baking a snickerdoodle or what might have constituted curious punishments in bygone days, I now offer a list of suggested reading. And I strongly add that The Iconography of Manhattan Island by I.N.Phelps Stokes is the single best resource for documents and images relating to the colonial era or any other era of U.S. History. If you ever get a chance to stop at a library that stocks the six-volume compendium, do take a look. (And if you want to know about his life, please read Love, Fiercely.)

Alice Morse Earle’s simple take on things: “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”

Earle has a book all about sundials.

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