Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 32 One Way To Spend An Afternoon When Visiting The City in 1848

Imagine you’re an American farmer 170 years ago. Depending on where you live, you may go to a big city once a year, when it’s time to sell off your surplus livestock.

And, after you’ve done that, you might go have one of those fancy daguerreotype light paintings made.

Having a Daguerreotype image made was the 1850’s fad equivalent to taking a selfie at Disneyland while performing in a flash mob in front of Cinderella’s castle. And if you adjust for inflation, the price was about the same.

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 31 When Special Snowflake Wasn’t An Insult

You probably already know that no two snowflakes are alike. Every school child knows that.
But before 1931, no one knew that. The man who changed our perspective on snowflakes was Wilson “snowflake” Bentley.

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Author Spotlight — Arinn Dembo, Woman of Many Genres

Arinn Dembo is one of those writers who defies classification. She participated in the Clarion Workshop and shortly made her first sale. since then, Her work has ranged from gaming to fantasy to poetry. Her personal interests and activities are just as wide ranging. She’s been a photographer and an actor in several movies, participated […]

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