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Nancy Christie's stories haunt me. So beautifully written.
About the Book Title: Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories Author: Nancy Christie Genre: Literary Fiction / Short Story Collection There are some people who, whether by accident or design, find themselves traveling ...
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Highlights from my speech on mHealth at the NY Academy of Sciences last week....
One of the hardest things for any industry to accept is that it can and will be disrupted. The tendency, especially in industries that have existed in much the same way for decades, is to think that processes have been perfected over time and that business will continue as usual.
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Has a Latin American military junta taken over Philadelphia?. National Guardsmen, police, nuns and priests swarming around cordoned off ghost town-like streets.
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I remember how pleased my mother was when she bought the stunning new sculptural style Knoll chairs (by Bill Stephens) for Dad's office in the 1970s. I wish I had space for them in our home. But there's a limit to how much we can keep. So, we're selling two of them. One is in excellent condition; on the other, the upholstery is pulling out of the frame in two places.

Here are the links to the Craigs List posting for them:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fuo/5239042245.html
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fuo/5239053386.html
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Philadelphia is like a Latin American military dictatorship. National Guardsmen, police, nuns and priests swarming around cordoned off and ghost town-like streets. 
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“Celebrate Short Fiction” Day--12/21/15! More at http://tinyurl.com/CelebrateShortFictionDay
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"There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start."

Shel Silverstein

Beloved children's book author Shel Silverstein (born September 25, 1930) wanted to be a baseball player or "a hit with the girls" when he was young, but after repeatedly striking out in both departments, he turned to writing and drawing.
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The bare facts:

Daniel Grotta, my dearest friend, lover, partner, husband, joy of my life, passed away two nights ago – December 13th, 2015 at 10:29 PM.

I’m told that I’m supposed to write more about him, to create an obituary to mark his passing, his existence. But words fail me right now. Words, ideas are what we share… shared… the fabric of our love that binds us soul to soul, mind to mind. I’ll write more later about him, about us. Not now.
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In going through all the pieces that my parents collected over the years, deciding what to keep and what to sell, I'm learning a lot -- and gaining even more respect for their eye for quality and styling.

Here's a Herman Miller Eames Shell Chair that mother bought to complement those Knoll chairs I posted about earlier. I grew up with this chair, never really understanding what a revolutionary furniture design it was. Unfortunately, like those Knoll chairs, neither Amy nor I have room for this piece, so it too is going up on Craigs List: 
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fuo/5239172377.html
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If you think about it, the whole thing makes sense.
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85 Funny And/Or Ridiculous Vintage Computer Ads

I'm not sure I needed 85 of them... but I remember quite a few.
The ultimate collection of old computer ads. I think the sexy Bill Gates one is my favorite.
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FYI …
… Hong Kong International Literary Festival .
… Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
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Author, Photographer, Speaker, Analyst
Employment
  • American Hands
    Photographer, present
  • Photography Master Classes
    present
  • Numerous books
    Author, present
  • Numerous major magazines & Websites
    Reviewer, Columnist, Analyst, present
  • DigitalBenchmarks
    President & Senior Analyst, present
  • Bunch of other publications, books, workshops, etc.
    Freelance Journalist
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Photographer, Author, Analyst
Introduction
Photography, writing (fiction and non-fiction), analyzing technology & its market, or giving presentations/lectures/workshops, it's all about telling a good story that will hopefully entertain, amuse and enlighten.
 
My current photography project is American Hands, for which I'm creating narrative portraits of artisans who are keeping the old trades alive (i.e. bookbinder, blacksmith, spinner, coopersmith, etc.)  I've been honored to receive several dozen grants in support of American Hands, and that more than  200,000 individuals have personally attended an American Hands exhibit. Exhibits, slideshow presentations and additional photo shoots are ongoing. Recently the New York Foundation for the Arts has adopted American Hands under its Artspire fiscal sponsorship program. You can also find American Hands on Facebook and YouTube.
 
I'm also a fiction writer and poet. My first novel Jo Joe was published by Pixel Hall Press in May 2013. The Winter Boy will be published in 2014..
 
Of course, I continue to write some reviews, white papers and other non-fiction. And our DigitalBenchmarks Labs continues to do testing and analyses of a variety of technologies related to photography, printing and epublishing. Among the various publications to which I contribute tech and camera/imaging articles, the newest is the online Tom's Guide.
 
I also enjoy teaching classes in photography, image editing, color management and fine art digital printing. Occasionally, I give Master Classes (limited to 4-6 students) in my studio.
Bragging rights
I've traveled on assignment to all 7 continents (including three trips to Antarctica), plus numerous exotic islands (such as Papua New Guinea and Madagascar). As I did when I was a child, I always have a suitcase ready to go on the next trip, but my favorite destination is Home.
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