I gave a reading yesterday at the Albany Institute of History and Art during the Thanksgiving Gift Fair Family Festival.  Every floor was bustling.  Local artisans of high-end arts and crafts ranging from silk kimonos to hand-painted Christmas ornaments to batiked tableware were selling their work.  One of the big draws for children was a … Continue reading HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


I just finished reading Tinkers, Paul Harding’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel.  I could not describe it better than Elizabeth McCracken (An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination) who said,  “It’s an instruction manual on how to look at nearly everything. Harding takes the back off to show you the miraculous ticking of the natural … Continue reading THINKING ABOUT TINKERS