Category Archives: Life & Art

Getting Back To Where I Once Belonged

Above: Not only will I be seeing a lot of longtime friends in April, but I’ll be presenting a talk about Stuck Rubber Baby. _____________________ This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of my class’s graduation from Indian Springs School, a … Continue reading

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Marching iPadward

As you may have heard if you haven’t spent the last couple of years as a hermit, Apple’s iPad tablets have taken the world by storm since they first sprang into existence in 2010. I don’t personally own one yet … Continue reading

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Past Puppetry Persists

Kim and Corky Meet Wilbur and Oscar When I was a kid in the 1950s I used to watch a cheery television personality named "Cousin Cliff" Holman (who was barely more than a kid himself at the time) perform magic … Continue reading

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The End Is Near (Year-wise)

As The Logs Burn This December has been different from its predecessors. For the first time in my adult life I’m living in a house with a working fireplace. This has made the month’s stretch of holidays a pleasantly toasty … Continue reading

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Just In Time For Halloween

What’s Scarier Than Being Attacked In Your Bed By Zombies? Answer: Knowing that during the next few weeks you’re going to be uprooting yourself from a home you’ve been quite comfortable in and packing up a few decades’ worth of … Continue reading

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My Spin on “Oliver Twisted”

The great John Pound is the artist responsible for establishing the look and painting most of the images that made the Topps Company‘s Garbage Pail Kids a sensation back in the ’80s. While I can’t swear that John painted the … Continue reading

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Memories, Dogs, and Fears

I drew the picture above to accompany my 2003 online essay "Two Years, Two Wars, and One Dog Ago," which I posted on my web site as the second anniversary of 9/11 was approaching. Now, as saturation coverage of the … Continue reading

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Granny Sue, From Whom All Good Things Flow

"Granny Sue" is a handcrafted wall hanging that my sister-in-law Susan purchased for me on impulse while she and Eddie and I were browsing at a nearby Goodwill store here in North Adams. Something about it struck a chord with … Continue reading

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Commentary in Close Quarters

Anyone who is familiar with the modest dimensioned of my congenitally cluttered "studio" workspace knows that it’s not, uh, ideal for staging a video interview. But that didn’t deter the hardy set of students from Hostos Community College in the … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Joke, Just a Drawing

An Uncharacteristic Reticence Descends You may notice me being less chatty in my blog posts for a while. Don’t feel abandoned. I’m working on a germinal writing project, and at times like that my brain gets so preoccupied that I … Continue reading

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