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sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.19.2014
January 19     ROCK BOTTOM PRICES     Marble topped dressers, dry sinks and wardrobes, standing in the auctioneer’s warehouse, show loving use and obvious value.  The hungry consumers peruse the merchandise looking for the perfect piece to fit their need.  Old men...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.07.2013
August 7       I Beg     The embarrassment of need is a haunting guest who will not leave.  I turn in a tight circle trying to find a way to detach  this wart and move gracefully from the site of devastation, but it looms large and overshadows today’s...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.24.2013
This is an odd little story of fame and history and lost and found and auction on eBay. With a publisher putting in their odd more than two cents worth. Somebody write a book ... or a song. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * How Rick Springfield Lost & Found His Signed Stephen King Book ...
farzana-versey's picture
May.07.2013
If Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad should not be portrayed in any physical form as it goes against the principle of Islam, then must a painting not fall in the same category?  Several reports have mentioned an upcoming auction in Britain later in May where a “rare painting of the footprints...
terry-spear's picture
Apr.28.2013
For years I contributed to the Ronald McDonald House Teddy Bear Auction to help raise funds for families to be housed while they stayed near their children, hospitalized for cancer treatment. When I was on active duty in the army, one of my jobs was approving hardship discharges or...
karen-dionne's picture
Apr.28.2013
Every year, beginning May 1 and continuing through the end of the month, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Author Brenda Novak runs an online auction for diabetes research. The auction takes a full year to plan and pull off, but it’s a labor of love—an effort to help all the people...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.01.2012
    Photo: Jackson asleep on the couch.  A colleague said he looked "angelic" in this picture.  True dat.  What can you say when your dog is more photogenic than you are?   Been away for awhile again, this time because my dog's been very ill, to the extent that I...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.15.2012
Would you buy a Monet or a Degas while looking through bedsheets and curtain rods? Is art not as much about living? Costco has once again started selling original works. Listed under ‘Fine Art’ in the Home and Décor section, its supplier Greg Moors has justified it with the “art for everybody”...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.08.2012
Whether Peter Rabbit is in a stew is anyone's guess. But surely there be carrots. To say nothing of onions. ROAST TURKEY: Pluck the bird carefully and singe all over with a piece of white paper; then wipe it with a clean cloth; draw in and keep the liver and gizard. Wash the inside well and wipe...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.25.2012
Kafka did not make many pronouncements about the visual arts, but I suspect (even though we are dealing with Kafka) that abstracts would not be his favourite. So I'm not sure what he would make of this Gerhard Richter painting, Prag 1883, coming up for auction. Richter created the...