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The Double Blade Axe

This week marks the 100th anniversary of a horrific chapter in Frank Lloyd Wright’s life.   On August 15, 1914, Julian Carlton, the cook at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, brutally axed seven people to death and burned what the press called Wright’s “Love Bungalow” to the ground.  367 more words


Some Thoughts on Susan's Spiritualism

In a post I wrote last December, I referred to Susan’s belief that ties with the deceased were not severed at death, and she could communicate with them through spiritualism (Click… 370 more words


Susan and Me and War

Recently I was fortunate to see the stage production “War Horse” based on the novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. I had seen Steven Spielberg’s film interpretation of the story earlier, but the stage drama brought the realities of the First World War closer to me than anything else I have experienced. 230 more words


Susan, Grace, and Me

     Once more I am following in Susan’s footsteps. I have been asked to give a presentation next week at Grace Lutheran Church where I am a member. 374 more words


Training to New Orleans

In Chapter 3 of Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House I wrote:

Easy travel was a relatively new concept in the 1890s. At the beginning of the 19th century, rivers, canals, and horse-drawn coaches were the primary modes of transportation in America.

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Moving On

In Chapter 18 of Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House I quote an excerpt of a letter that Susan wrote to Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife Olgivanna in 1936: 199 more words


Winter Blues

January and February are usually depressing months around the Dana-Thomas House, but this year is particularly bleak. Traditionally, the large crowds who visit the House to enjoy the holiday decorations in November and December disappear abruptly at the first of the year. 238 more words