Sunday, June 30, 2013
A peculiar morning
After a day of archive tweeting, there are still so many more posts that I haven't gotten to, so I've decided to go ahead and extend the tweeting until I bring us back up to the present.
I was awoken this morning, far too early for the sabbath, to the news that the New York Times had mentioned Lost Words in a story about the Texas DCJ's archive of executed offenders' last words. After plodding along posting to the ether for the last two years, primarily to an audience of Russian spam bots and my mom, it was a fascinating surprise to be highlighted in the grey lady and to see @theselostword's Twitter followers increase by 400% (to 40).
To welcome all the new followers, I've decided that I'll be doing some archival tweeting tomorrow, July 1st. Some of these will be notable cases (Karla Faye Tucker, Cameron Todd Willingham), and others will be selections of my personal favorites, some of them maddening, some of them hilarious, and others heartbreaking. I hope you enjoy them.