Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Jewish and Italian immigrant women; the youngest were two fourteen-year-old girls. Many of the workers could not escape the burning building because the managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits. People jumped from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Many of you know that I lost my beloved Snoops last week and I am so grateful for the kind words and thoughts from everyone.

I rescued him when I was living in LA and working at Disney and I often say he rescued me. By the time he came into my life he already lived in two different homes and I still have no idea why anyone would have given up such a wonderful animal. Tearing up boxes and paper was his worst crime. If there was a box, Snoops would find it.

About a month ago I was working in the studio and listening to the soundtrack of "Tangled". I heard something behind me where Snoops was sleeping and this is what I caught him doing. I swear to you this music was playing, I did not add it afterwards.

I will miss Snoops for the rest of my life.