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eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Jan.07.2013
Not until I turned forty did I start thinking about my senior years and the person I’d become. Actually, there was one time before, when I took a theater makeup course in college. For our midterm exam we had to transform our face into the eighty-year-old version of ourselves. That was sobering....
christopher-cudworth's picture
Oct.22.2012
My father's caregiver Leo is a former Belarussian soldier who went to Afghanistan with the Soviet Army. Leo has a pleasant nature and a tough exterior. He has seen things that most of us will never see.  My father Stewart is a Navy veteran who shipped over to Japan after the fighting was over...
jo-maeder's picture
Sep.13.2012
Photo by Mike Smith/At Home Gallery He almost went into the freebie pile. He stands 7 1/2 inches tall. I should say he measures that tall because he can't stand on his own. His clothes are moth-eaten. His feet look too wide and big for his short legs. Yet there was something about him...
fran-johns's picture
Oct.20.2011
Stuff as art? Your stuff as your life? After reading about collage artist Mac Premo's exhibition of 457 items in a dumpster, billed as "a portrait of a life," I got to thinking: Premo is 38. My husband Bud is 82. Premo thinks he's got stuff? Bud has REALLY got stuff. Ancient typewriters. 1930s toys...
warren-adler's picture
Apr.08.2011
In another few weeks, I will be moving to another apartment in the same building in Manhattan where I have spent the past few years. While moving in itself is a traumatic event as everyone knows, my principal problem is books. I have a huge collection of books. In the three or four major moves...
heywood-gould's picture
Feb.10.2010
I GET AN EDGE PART ONE It's 1961 and Brooklyn is a living, breathing Antiques Road Show. We're sitting on trillions and don't know it. Everything in my parents' house--from the fiesta ware, the Heywood Wakefield furniture, oriental figurines, candy dishes, Nelson clocks, Danish lamps, silver...
christopher-g-moore-0's picture
Jun.23.2009
I am a writer, a reader and a collector of books including some prized first editions. My first edition collection is modest. It includes The End of An Affair by Graham Greene (signed). Collecting books is a passion for many readers. For others it is an investment. Whatever your motivation for...
rosemary-jones's picture
Oct.26.2008
West Coast author on an East Coast mornning radio show means the producer called at 6:20 am this morning. But  it was fun appearing on "Whatcha Got?" with the knowledgable Mr. Harry Ryker. This syndicated radio show lets people chat about what they have in their houses and the collectible...
alexis-cabel's picture
Aug.22.2008
Collecting vintage watches is misconceived as expensive and exclusive. You need not be an expert, a watchmaker or horologist to go on the adventure of recovering old watches from nowhere and restoring them, as much as possible, to their original glory. A watch is a very personal piece of accessory...