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Do you know New York City has an extraordinary and diverse storytelling community? It’s all over the five boroughs, every night. And many of the events are free. All you need to do is check out newspapers and magazines and online sites like Time Out New York and NYC Storytelling. I’ve been part of this… Read more »

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One of the most imposing realities of art is the frame. It serves as the unconscious limit of our attention. It defines the rendering of artistic vision and implies all else incidental. Yet, what is presented within the frame, originated from without the frame. And what intrigues us about art is how it directs our… Read more »

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Dad and I did four things together: play sports, attend sports, watch TV, and go to the movies. I liked movies the best; it’s much harder telling a kid what to do in the dark. You would have loved taking me to the movies when I was 6 years old. I was a cheap date,… Read more »

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The so-called “payphone of the future” has come and gone a number of times since the mid-1990s. AT&T’s Public Phone 2000 could be found at most major airports, along with garishly ugly contraptions such as the Atcom/Info Cyberbooth and TouchNet Internet Business Centers. Telco companies large and small produced a wide range of these now… Read more »

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Thanksgiving is a great holiday because anyone can participate in it. It’s a secular tradition that encourages thankfulness and humility. No matter what your background or thoughts about the country’s origins, everyone has something to be Thankful for. Even if your life is miserable and you’re having tough times, someone somewhere has helped you and… Read more »

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Today I’m strumming my instrument and pondering on the oblivious nature of organic acoustic-sound, we’re aware of progressions, keys, chord constructions and musical structure, but the rudimentary nature of sound itself is an independent factor that seems less-absorbed in the musical passage of time. The idea of musicians and non-musicians can attribute the same emotional… Read more »