Election 2016: What would Susan B. Anthony do?

There are just a few days until Election Day and I have to confess that I'm conflicted about what I'm going to do when I get to the ballot box. I've been supporting a third party candidate the entire season, but I'm also aware that this could be an historic election. Do I want to use my vote to help put the first woman in the Oval Office?So I'm asking myself: What would Susan B. Anthony do?As I'm working on my book about people buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, I've been putting off writing … [Read more...]

Bloodhounds, the most feared dogs on earth?

I was at my alma mater St. John Fisher College yesterday for a day long conferenceĀ on Frederick Douglass andĀ Ireland. Scattered around the room where actual issues of Douglass' newspapers. I love history, and am always fascinated by the way the past mirrors the present. I'll talk more about abolition later this week, but today I just wanted to share an animal-related thought that jumped out at me as I read the stories from the 1850s.In one of the papers - and my stupid camera phone took such … [Read more...]