Sometimes writing is a chore that I do because I have to do it. Pick a thirty minute window and start. It sucks. The writing will be terrible. It may not make sense. But no one will ever see it, it’s just exercise, it’s just discipline, it’s just shaking off the rust.
I didn’t find any evidence of immigration from Harbin in my reading, but that doesn’t mean there was none. If you’re interested in researching further I found articles by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest invaluable. Some are collected here:
I’ve read and re-read the trilogy countless times too. Another classic from the pulp/noir sci-fi canon that had a big impact on me was ‘Gateway’ by Frederik Pohl. Dark and dated but a lot of it still rings true to me.
Thanks for reading. The slides were found in poor condition after being lost for thirty years in a basement, so some of the captions may have been mixed up or reconstructed with best guesses. I don’t know whether the volunteers who digitized the collection are still around to make any corrections to the archive.
There is no explicit custom of tipping gas station employees in Oregon but I once gave a half-empty box of White Owls to some guys working graveyard in a small town and they were pleased.
Ted, in response to your inquiry I write for and have written for high profile publications with existing readerships. By virtue of their standing my posts enjoy a greater visibility than were I operating on my own.
I have no direct experience but have always been under the impression that it’s difficult to get people to…
Hi Stephen, thanks for taking the time to reply. We included photographs of the canals and trips to Dover to illustrate the field trips James took his students on, which was part of his program at Sheffield. The classes didn’t only study housing developments and new towns, they looked at various communities planned and unplanned to see how people…
Definitely a special time and place, and well worth an all day look. Here’s a couple other recent spreads of a bygone New York we’ve put together: