Hotel Henry’s Haunts

Hotel Henry’s Haunts

The Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane opened in 1880 and was considered to be, at the time, a state-of-the-art psychiatric treatment facility. In official publications, the city and the asylum promoted an image of a peaceful retreat for effective mental-health care, and they distributed photographs of the facility's grand pianos, welcoming parlors, well-stocked libraries, [...]

Luttrellstown Castle

Luttrellstown Castle

A year ago, my aunt and I traveled to Ireland to learn more about our Irish roots (and to attend a friend's wedding). We ate fish and chips at Reel Dingle Fish Co., took a detour along the scenic Conor Pass, saw the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow at Trinity College and went on a literary [...]