Category Archives: Historic Hudson Valley

Irving the Ivy Leaguer. Sort Of.

My pal Rob Schweitzer over at Historic Hudson Valley snuck this up on the HVBlog a while back, and I only just caught it:  a photo of Washington Irving’s 1832 honorary law degree from Harvard University. Very nice.  And not a bad accomplishment for someone who might fairly be considered a candidate for New York’s Worst Attorney — after all, Irving allegedly abandoned the only client he ever had!

Nice find, Rob.

Off to Sleepy Hollow…

We’re getting ready to get in the car and head to Sleepy Hollow for the weekend, where the weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for  snow.  But I’ll be at Sunnyside come rain or shine or, er, snow on Saturday.  Come on out and chuck a snowball at me.  Or something.

In the meantime, here’s a short interview with me over at the Hudson Valley blog, where you can hear me talk about Irving as the 19th century Elvis, and who I think would win in a fight between Batman and Spider-Man.

I’ll be back here on Monday with plenty of pictures, I hope.  The Blaze should look particularly creepy in the mist and snow….