Monthly Archives: December 2006

Closing the book on a bookstore

Sometimes, when I think of a bookstore, I envision more than the books. I think this is true for many people. After all, we have a totemic relationship with pulp and ink that transcends our relationship with (for example) clothing … Continue reading

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A Disney Ending that’s Well-Deserved

Here’s how quickly a life can unravel: On any given day in the early spring of 2001, the biggest problem in Michael Hutchins’ life was that he was an otherwise reasonably hip teenager who couldn’t get the music from “It’s … Continue reading

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O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, how loyal are your napkin rings

Once again, it’s time to trim the Christmas tree. If you haven’t already decorated yours, I have two words for you: napkin rings. Sure, you could have an elegant theme tree, impeccably decorated with (for instance) sienna brown bulbs, gold … Continue reading

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On autopilot with the autodial.

Not too long ago I came home and found a message on my answering machine from Jessica at Limited Too. I no longer recall precisely why Jessica was phoning because my memory is a spaghetti colander. But I tried to … Continue reading

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