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  • Project 220 FT:  Edward S. Curtis

    I love books.  I was delighted to move into an apartment with ample built-ins for my book collection.  Then, I unpacked.  My book “collection” fills about 40 feet of shelving.  I just measured the shelves…I have 220 feet of shelf space. So, I am going to buy more books!  Found this book in a sale […]

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  • Summer Reading List

    Confession. I created my summer reading list in early May and then promptly read the Hunger Games trilogy on my first two days of vacation. Whew. I feel better now that I told you. Hunger Games was fine. Good. Decent. Whatever. I am ready to get back on task. Here is what I have chosen […]

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  • Found: Possible Bag

    Every fall, my girlfriends and I struggle to find a bag with the perfect balance of fashion and functionality.  Turns out, women of the Sioux tribe solved this issue a few hundred years ago by designing and ornamenting Possible Bags.  I found this bag while visiting an exhibition of the Coe Collection of American Indian […]

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  • A Trilogy Worth My Time

    This morning, the New York Times reported on a recent study that determined the U.S. Civil War fatality estimates may be extremely underestimated. “By combing through newly digitized census data from the 19th century, J. David Hacker, a demographic historian from Binghamton University in New York, has recalculated the death toll and increased it by […]

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  • Disappearing Art on the Streets of NYC

    During the summer of 2001, I began to carry my camera through our Lower Manhattan neighborhood, snapping anything of interest. Based on the growing real estate development scene in the neighborhood, I knew this mural of Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jette was not long for this world. Click thru […]