Author Archives: Mugsy

The Blacksmith

A short writing from a few years past…..(click the image to open full .pdf version)


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The Wet Plate Chronicles – Part 1: Over Saturation

There are a great many aspects of the digital image experience that are liberating. The unrestrained flexibility – the unbridled appetite of vast onboard storage – and the simple ability to share across miles with nominal effort. But I will confess that … Continue reading


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Meandering in the Berkshires

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The Humor of Simple Life

~ ” They’re running all the meat off those heifers trying to catch them.” ~ ” My doc has a green thumb. Everything he touches grows.” ~ “Dr. Prince. Confinement causes a speciality. Wood sawed at fifty cents per cord … Continue reading


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TW :: Wit & Wisdom

My grandfather, TW (Thomas W), had a Maine manner of words – simplified, youthful, poetic, insightful, profoundly wry, & self deprecating. He was a long time lawyer by trade and amongst his stores – I found a small black binder with entries in … Continue reading


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Projects & Other Creative Insanities

A gallery the clearly illustrates a simple sampling of my creative A.D.D malaise. There are a great many more undocumented offspring. I do try to stay focused and tune a certain approach, medium,  palette, or design – but fail miserably after crafting … Continue reading


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The Wonders of Super 8

It was around 1978 that my closest buddies (Rob & Dave most notably) and I became immersed in film and fascinated by the prospect of creating our own Super 8mm masterpiece. We had already spent a number of years experimenting … Continue reading


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A moving moment in Venice

Tammy & I stumbled on the Northern Ambassadors student choir as we meandered back into the Piazza San Marco in July 2011. They paused on their entry into Basillica and presented this lush, spontaneous rendition by a simple, unpretentious group of America kids.  … Continue reading


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Here we go again….

Yes – its that time again.  As I am sure is a familiar exercise for most ~ I once again pull out my tattered, well intentioned and very familiar list of yearly objectives so as to meet the arbitrary line of demarcation … Continue reading


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The Woodland Bench

Being fortunate enough to have a well wooded, but modestly sized, house lot brings a number of subtle benefits that most home owners would look on as a suburban nuisance. Winter and the annual visitations of Nor’esters invariably cast a variety … Continue reading


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