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Jetsam
May 22, 2006 – 11:20 AM | One Comment

I tend to get caught up in the stories of objects, where things came from, how they got here. The up side is that I can pass the time during a wait in line or …

The Sound And The Fury
February 14, 2005 – 9:43 AM | One Comment

Welcome to AFS 435: Advanced Foley Studio. AFS 435 is an independent-study unit for sound-design students looking to build their ambient-noise portfolios. You will receive one grade for the semester, based on your ability to …

Scents Memory
September 8, 2003 – 2:39 PM | Comments Off on Scents Memory

At the time of year when the summer falls back and the fall verges forward, the two seasons leave a space between them in my head for all the years before. If a single madeleine …

Up The Down Staircase
June 20, 2001 – 12:33 PM | Comments Off on Up The Down Staircase

I'll tell you what I really miss, living in New York City. Sure, I miss the sound of a breeze blowing the leaves together on an autumn night, and the elusive three-dollar-and-fifty-cent pint, but right …

Commutants
December 16, 1999 – 1:17 PM | Comments Off on Commutants

7:20 am. Alarm goes off. Surface from a very pleasant dream to hear the words "thank you, Jesus, for this cloudy Monday morning" (radio tuner is set to an FM Christian-witness station, the better to …

Mr. Rogers Can Bite Me
November 16, 1999 – 1:24 PM | Comments Off on Mr. Rogers Can Bite Me

I would like to begin today’s column with a disclaimer and an announcement. First, the disclaimer: I do not have the most horrible neighbors in the world. My neighbors do not deal drugs, or discharge …

Oh, My Aching Head
September 18, 1999 – 10:37 AM | Comments Off on Oh, My Aching Head

Ah, city living. New Yorkers have at their disposal, in addition to an infinite number of cultural opportunities and convenient scenes from life’s rich pageant, hundreds of ways in which they might acquire a championship …

Once Upon A Time
April 19, 1999 – 10:46 AM | Comments Off on Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, on an island where rivers meet the sea, a traveler fitted for adventure in roaring canyons of concrete could find the great city of New York. From across one of the …