The First Planned Lawson Community

There's little doubt that Alfred W. Lawson's development of Lawsonomy--and later, Lawsonian Religion--was influenced by his exposure to Wilbur Glenn Voliva's insular community at Zion, Illinois. In 1918-1919, one of Lawson's enthusiastic supporters was Zion resident Edgar Croft; and there's evidence that Lawson stayed in Zion while his Milwaukee airplane factory was operating. In the... Continue Reading →

Robert H. Lawson’s Stenography System

One of the most curious episodes in Alfred Lawson's autobiographical sketches (which appeared in most of his self-published books) was his reference to operating a school in Buffalo, New York, that taught his father's unique shorthand system. This occurred between November, 1893 and April, 1894, as mentioned in Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines. For many... Continue Reading →

Leech Maskrey

[Between 2009 and 2011, I maintained a TypePad blog, "More Fiends," intended to update my book Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines. Those posts can still be found in the Wayback Machine, but I stopped updating that site in 2011. Because this WordPress site promotes and updates all my books, I'd like to republish some... Continue Reading →

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