I have always been partial to anything short form, which I don’t want to attribute to my short attention span. Maybe I have to, but it feels negative. But why should a short attention span be negative? There are a number of poems and short stories that have held me in rapture and have deeply […]

My apartment sits on the border of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene in an area that is actually called “Wallabout,” and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. My apartment, which is falling apart, is also probably one of the oldest buildings in Brooklyn. I can tell because it is falling apart. Here is a […]

New federal restrictions shift focus to antiques http://www.allthingsstrings.com/News/News/Ivory-Ban-Rocks-the-String-World On February 11, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will implement a commercial ban on trade in elephant ivory, including bows adorned with ivory and brought to America and previously covered by certification under the Convention on International Trade […]


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