Quick Dives

I love doing research.

Specifically, I love doing random, no-stress research in which I pick a random topic, a random date range, and a random location, and do a quick dive using newspaper databases and online archives.

In this series, I’ll be doing quick dives that will, more likely than not, unintentionally turn into deeper dives.

Find the series under the tag ‘Quick Dive.’

Sometimes casual research…gets out of hand.

A brief glance into a topic or era turns into a 5- or 8-page narrative that’s just too interesting not to share.

Take, for example, the tale of the Haughs of Indianapolis. What started as a quick look into historic hotels in Indianapolis turned into a saga that spanned three years and included everything from an extended divorce to an (alleged) attempted murder.

Find longer pieces under the tag ‘Deep Dive.’