I thought I’d include some of the most interesting research for my novels here. I love, love, love research. It’s addicting, as I often find myself moving around the Web as one search leads to another. These are mostly random factoids copied piecemeal as I needed the information for inspiration only and not as writings to be cited with a footnote. That said, it doesn’t make the material any less fascinating. But please DO NOT use this information as any kind of quotable data. They are just notes taken by a manic writer for creative purposes.