We are easily distracted from one obsession to another.
We don’t just flit from shiny thing to more shiny thing. Nay, we focus on some topic — usually obscure and without any real-world value to anyone — and intensify our focus until there is no other stimuli within our view.
That is a good thing for our other profession, proof reading M&Ms, but can be disconcerting for just about every other aspect of our world.
We noticed yesterday that we had not updated Inside Magic with a new story or article since last week. What were we doing? How could this happen?
We fell hopelessly in love with a dead woman, Maggie Fox Kane of the famous or infamous Fox Sisters.
We’ll provide our complete review of two recent books on Maggie and her medium sisters, Katie and Leah, later today.
You can read Houdini’s take on the rise of Spiritualism in his fantastic 1924 book, A Magician Among the Spirits.
We uploaded a PDF version of the book complete with our OCR, search functions and hyperlinked cross-references. Houdini’s book and Maggie Fox Kane’s Death Blow to Spiritualism, are both available at the Inside Magic Library.
You can visit the library by the link on the right hand column of this page.
We’ll be back to obsessing about Magic and Magic News today.