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I have a confession, I’m a little bit obsessed with ceramics in all it’s guises.  I’ve had a good clear out of old crockery, mugs and bowls that are no longer used or serve any purpose, even most of the vintage china has gone.   233 more words


Drawing to Find Out [03]: Ajit Rao

In conversation with Ajit Rao on his work and insights on drawings, skill and education. 

Architect, Animator and Artist, Ajit Rao started his career working with the renowned Indian architect B V Doshi. 6,044 more words


Razors, for Luck?

Early 2002, Queens, NYC, Sunday morning

No matter what else, Nancy’s wedding shower would be swimming in food. She was a thirty-year-old marathon runner who still savored her Bronx Dominican heritage and with it, her family’s obsession with eating. 577 more words

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The Freakishly Smart President

Who was our most Freakishly Intelligent Commander-in-Chief?

Jefferson? Yes, definitely a contender. Besides all his noble efforts designing our government, Jefferson was instrumental in bringing enology (wine making) state-side, and for that I personally thank him. 233 more words

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Waste Not

Dear Consumers of Bottled Water,

Here are a few tidbits to consider next time you reach for, buy, or otherwise consume one of these things. 155 more words

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Donny The Great

On a cold January night in 1979, Donny Hathaway unhinged the window in his Essex House hotel room and leapt to his death. There was no note, no phone call. 143 more words


On Losing a Pet

One afternoon our beautiful cat Target went outside and never returned. His leaving wasn’t unusual, he’d do so every morning, but he always came back an hour or two later and never after dark. 725 more words

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