GARY BUDZAK A downtown art gallery in Delaware nurtures the creativity of local adults with developmental disabilities. On Monday, several artists eagerly showed their drawings and paintings, including a decorated suitcase, to a visitor while they worked in Our Town Studios at 57 N. Sandusky St. Many paintings were hung, with the name of [...]The post Creativity, diversity...
(3 months and 5 days ago)
Type Rider returned to the High Line this past Saturday under gloriously clear, calm skies. It was the day before Father's Day, which - despite its slightly saccharine Hallmark backdrop - does offer a pause to contemplate our paternal influences, and the anecdotes, narratives, and memories that were - in retrospect - foundational and formative to our development. I don't...
(9 hours ago)
When Meredith Eaton walked into the front door of Salon Gossip in Bloomfield, NJ (www.salon-gossip.com) on a chilly Thursday morning for her daughter's appointment, she was greeted - as always - by Donna Vaicels, the salon's effusive and effervescent owner. With a Brenda Vaccaro-esque raspy alto and short pink mohawk spiking out of a shock of white-blond hair, Vaicels cuts a...
(3 months and 25 days ago)
As you may remember, yesterday, we put up a post poking fun at this then-stranger who'd been photographed using a typewriter in Starbucks by one of his fellow students. Cries of rage soon followed from both sympathizers and opponents alike. This man's typewriter and our mocking tone struck a chord. For some of you, a very deep, perhaps-could-be-helped-with-therapy chord. More »
(3 months and 6 days ago)
MAYA Maya arrived at Friendship with her housemate Charlie because their family was having financial difficulties. Charlie was already adopted, now it’s her turn. Maya gets along with other dogs, cats and kids. She was described by her former family as a girl that just wants to love and be loved. She’s a laid back [...]Click here to read this story on The...
(2 months and 14 days ago)
In the wake of the upcoming release of my first book, The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart (published by OUTPOST19), friends and colleagues, some more concerned than others, have asked me, "Is it a tell-all?" In lieu of a straight answer, I have opted to refer to an Emily Dickinson quote: "Tell all the truth but tell it slant." If you're familiar with Gertrude Stein's...
(3 months and 22 days ago)
Today's moment of zen is brought to you by a little girl named Maya and her friend, a cute and curious fawn. Brad Herring, Maya's father, posted their heartwarming encounter to his Vimeo account Tuesday. He wrote: We were unpacking the car from a canoe trip when this fawn stumbled across our front yard and into Maya's arms. The fawn had a good sense about Maya and followed...
(11 days ago)
Arnold D. Foley, 83, of Cheltenham, longtime owner of Bundy Typewriter Co., a Philadelphia business since 1919, died Thursday, June 6, of lymphoma at his home.
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He looks something like this. Writer, editor, and former Grub Street contributor Joshua David Stein has just been named the regular restaurant critic at the New York Observer, according to an e-mail sent out earlier this afternoon by Joshua David Stein. His literary reviews are as likely to combine insight on food with family vignettes or jokes about Camus and leprechauns....
(3 months and 5 days ago)
Long ago, when the world was full of pay phones, important guys wore pagers and people wrote dead-tree emails called letters, there was a fabulous contraption called a typewriter.
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