It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events

I’ve been fascinated by storms, even after surviving one as a child in my hometown of St. Louis. I’m a storm spotter for the U.S. National Weather Service. I’ve taken some incredible pics of lightning and cloud formations. But my … Continue reading It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events

I Fell in Love with Old West During a Cross-Country Drive and Gold Rush Days in Sacramento

After over a year living in Greece and Bulgaria back in 2015, the Mister and I decided to take our time getting out to California. We hung out with family, relaxed, and took a looooooong drive from Michigan to the … Continue reading I Fell in Love with Old West During a Cross-Country Drive and Gold Rush Days in Sacramento

An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Lizzie Borden Had an Axe… And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. …or so the rhyme goes. But did Lizzie really hack her parents to death? Was Lizzie a … Continue reading An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

A Fondness for Small Companions Even before Victoria became queen, she loved dogs. The first, Dash, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was a gift from Sir John Conroy to Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. When she was thirteen, Victoria … Continue reading Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum