Over 100 Years Later … Ce est dommage & a Blessing


as New York Publishers find the allure of republishing a book written by one of America’s gifted, early professionally Cornell,  M.I.T and European trained Architects worthy of ink & paper … with the original & sixth edition of  “Log Cabins How to Build and Furnish Them” published in 1908, it is telling that the book, 108 years later is still in print, by an array of publishers. (Also, I think with an unprotected copyright it is an invitation & open season, for a quick & easy buck … but the book is available and that’s a good thing!)



I am looking forward to once again revisiting the archives of my great grand father, William S. Wicks  & grand mother, Ruth and their very intriguing lives now that some major personal  milestones are behind me.  I wonder if  Skyhorse Publishing might be interested in “Rabbitwild”, as my version of “Log Cabins” was published and copyrighted in 1929 by Forest and Stream, Inc., 80 Lafayette Street, in New York City and I believe just another forgotten publisher of the day.

Remembering Wicks,

wicks 1890


About Stories, Old & New

My background is in Public Relations with a B.S. from Syracuse University. I would like to publish "Rabbitwild - A Shelter in the Wilderness", written by my Great Grandfather, William S. Wicks, a gifted early American Architect and Naturalist. Wicks, a member of the first group to purchase 100,000 acres of Adirondack Wilderness with the idea that it should remain a "forever wild" preserve, in fact designed and built "Rabbitwild" within the Adirondack League Club. And so, this blog isn't about me at all, but about remembering Wicks, his legacy, love and loyalty to natural design. By happenstance, he created the same appreciation in me for all that is beautiful, by nature.

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