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The Crooked Way Through

Practice + play

Goodbye House

January 04, 2021 4 min read

I bid my childhood home goodbye with a paper corsage.
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On her work: Amanda Smith

December 28, 2020 8 min read

Artist Amanda Smith tells intimate stories in thread, wool and canvas. Her textural landscapes are formed from the sediment of memory, and the fallout of current events.
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Fear is the mind killer

December 11, 2020 5 min read

It's one thing to get an idea for a business and think,wait ... this is a great idea. And another thing entirely to spend down your savings trying to make it real. Launching a business is a scary proposition. Overwhelmed by tech-ignorance, besieged by doubt, and escalating credit card debt, RokoPack founder, Roanne Kolvenbach finds inspiration from her celebrity crush, DJ D-Nice.


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This is How I Saw Them

December 06, 2020 6 min read

A profile of painter Joanne Onorato Tschida by Melanie Curran.

She remembers meals fondly. There was zeppole and laughter. Everything happened at the table. The extended Italian family came together in Astoria, Queens and Joanne Onorato has painted all of them.

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Again, I Love You

December 02, 2020 3 min read

Guest blogger, Pune Dracker, writes beautifully about love, loss, and hope through the lens of 76 used lottery tickets.

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Now what?

November 23, 2020 5 min read

My youngest child is leaving for college in the fall, and then (sigh…) after 2 decades, that will be that. Suddenly, I'll be an empty nester. What I need now is an amazing 3rd act. A real showstopper ...
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