Category Archives: Dragon Lady

Blog entries that relate to “The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge”

Looking ahead and behind, though not both at once

I’m snowed in today, and the class I’m teaching on “Pirates!” is cancelled for tonight, so it’s a good time to reflect. Where had this blog been? Where is it going? If you’re short on time, the most important news … Continue reading

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THAT walking stick will be in an art show

Some of you remember the dragon-head walking stick that played such a significant role in The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge: A Tale of Magic in the Gilded Age. Well, the original art for one version of the walking stick is going … Continue reading

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Abigail Lane begins her investigation of the Office, 1934

An extract from the unpublished memoir of Abigail Lane, in response to a reader’s request. This memoir was found in a box in Miss Lane’s house in Connecticut when it was being demolished in 2008. Although I had offered him … Continue reading

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Abigail Lane: a biography

As she has appeared in two stories on this blog, here is a brief biography of Abigail Lane, Practicing Magician, Office of Occult Affairs. Abigail Lane was born on November 18, 1851, the only daughter of an impoverished Connecticut cooper, … Continue reading

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Playing at history: your author as George S. Boutwell

I mentioned in my previous post that I’d be spending this last Saturday in my old home town, playing a historical character. The character I was playing was George S. Boutwell (1818 – 1905), who served as a Massachusetts governor, … Continue reading

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Sillyverse is a year old!

I started the blog on August 21, 2012, promising “stories of magic and mystery.” Since then, I’ve offered you two novel-length serials (one in progress), with a new chapter every week, two posts most week on varied topics, usually related … Continue reading

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A forgotten chapter in the history of the Sillyverse

Frank Wilson (1886 – 1970), Chief of the Secret Service from 1937 to 1946, decided to write his memoirs in the aftermath of the JFK assassination. They were published as Special Agent: A Quarter Century with the Treasury Department and … Continue reading

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