Every gardener knows good pruning is healthy for plants. Removing dead branches, stalks or leaves... Read More
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This is an old story. It likely took place in the mid 1980s... A phone call from outside the old railroad town of Brunswick, Maryland on the Potomac River piqued my interest. It sounded a bit dodgey but back then I would attend to every... Read More
On February 10, 2018 at the very end of a long workday the following email dropped in. The subject line read: "Abought books" The rest of the email went on: "Good afternoon Mr., Chuck. Our name is [...] and live in Frederick MD... Read More
Coincidences trouble me—especially if they occur in thematic clusters. It sometimes makes me concerned someone else is pulling the strings in our lives. "Denmark" has been appearing in my life with troubling frequency lately. But more on that later. This tale is the story of... Read More
So, I got it into my head to get into one of those old dusty pallets here that have been put aside and moved and moved gain and again and stored and ignored for years and years... Read More
Coffee, a light breakfast and then I headed downtown to Greenwich Village. It was brilliant day. Quite warm for February. I had time to ramble the Village's cobble streets and tree lined sidewalks before the show opened. The show has been held in the venerable... Read More
Sometimes one humble looking book becomes the "only book" in this ocean of four million books surrounding me at the Wonder Book warehouse. There are always great, good and intriguing volumes here amongst the common or forgotten or obsolete; the hurt, broken or incomplete. But... Read More