Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Last Days of a Photography Giant?

In case you missed it, a one-time giant of Wall Street reached a dubious milestone the other day.  Eastman Kodak of Rochester, N.Y., once the gold standard of photography companies and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial average, has … Continue reading

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My Reading for 2012

One of my goals for this New Year, both professionally and personally, is to get more reading done, hopefully at the expense of my lazing-around-in-front-of-the-television and/or doing-nothing-of-importance-on-the-web time. It’s not that I spend hours watching TV — I really don’t. … Continue reading

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The 1760s a “Golden Age”? I Don’t Think So

Last night I watched Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, an homage to 1920s Paris, and to that “Golden Age” when the City of Light’s streets were haunted by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso.  It … Continue reading

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Ethan Kaille’s Diary: January 1, 1765

In researching the life and times of Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, whose many adventures in Colonial Boston are the subject matter for the upcoming Thieftaker books (beginning with Thieftaker, book I of the Thieftaker Chronicles) I have in the … Continue reading

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