Category Archives: Ruminations

The Devaluation of ‘LOVE’

  In the world we live in people often feel compelled to express grandiose reaction to things, experiences and people – resulting in the overuse of three words:  “I  LOVE  IT!” Is this grandiosity yet another effect of the celebrity-driven-reality-TV-selfie … Continue reading

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Donald Judd – Double Take

. A double take is an act of quickly looking at something that is surprising or unusual a second time after looking at it a moment earlier. . The RISD Museum often focuses attention on a single object in an exciting … Continue reading

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Bed Sheets – Thoughts on Simple Luxury

  Selecting a bed can be complicated. Which mattress? Box spring? Headboard? Frame? Comforter?  Bedcover?  Coverlet? . There are seemingly endless possibilities when considering how to cover one’s bed. As seen in this image of my bed in Brooklyn Heights, … Continue reading

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VISIBILITY in the 21st Century

Being a man of a certain age I like to see others ‘swimming in the water’ before I jump in. I am a pretty ‘late adopter’, I admit it. Out of curiosity I joined Facebook in 2008, but it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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2015 – A New Year

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Welcoming Winter!

  Find some light on this Winter Solstice!  

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In My Backyard: Arethusa il tavolo

Last week I talked about some great neighborly food shopping spots in Litchfield County – including a mention of Arethusa Farm for its incredible dairy products.  But what I have come to learn is that Arethusa Farm is a major … Continue reading

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In My Backyard: Glorious Food Shopping In Litchfield County

“Good fences make good neighbors” – Mending Wall, Robert Frost . While this saying has been integrated into the lexicon of contemporary culture, no one has addressed the question that logically follows: What then do FANTASTIC fences make? For me, the answer … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Portières

Portières were an essential element in homes of the high Aesthetic Movement of the 19th century, and have long been of interest to me.  These curtains, hung in a doorway or over the doorless entrance to a room, add warmth and … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? At age 13, while in school in a very comfortable suburban midwestern community, my class was given an assignment on careers. I researched interior design; more specifically the kind of … Continue reading

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