Monthly Archives: October 2012

Believe it or not, Maine’s main export is not lobsters.[1][2] But Maine is known as “vacationland” and lobsters bring the tourists in. So in the summer of 2003, Gourmet Magazine sent the writer David Foster Wallace to investigate the ground … Continue reading

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Introducing BOBS

Today I am adding a new tag to this blog. I’m calling it BOBS. I know that BOBS is not the most pleasant sounding word. In fact, it could easily be confused with BLOBS—a particularly unpleasant word. But once you … Continue reading

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Why I love where I live

Diana Vreeland, according to the new documentary about her, loved to turn people’s defects into their assets–like a celebration of Barbra Streisand’s nose or  Lauren Hutton’s gapped teeth to name two. That concept inspired me to flaunt something I’ve always … Continue reading

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I was just thinking how powerful art can be and thought of a review I wrote of Julian Opie’s show at the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston in 2010 for Art New England. That review at 360 words couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

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