Little Sister Love

Today is my little sister’s birthday. She’s officially thirty-something today. Her name is Soteria. Back then, we called her Sami. Now you’re only allowed to call her Sami if you’ve been grandfathered in. If you’re one of those people, consider yourself special. But don’t push it. She still prefers Soteria. (So-TEE-ree-uh) This is exactly what we were like when…

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My Father’s Review of Star Trek

"300 years into the future, you’d think someone would have designed a gun that could hit what it was aimed at."         –George Kontis, 1998 recipient of the George M. Chinn Award for excellence in small arms technology advancement

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From the Jewelry Box

My little sister Soteria used to call me "Shala." She always got me in trouble, and she could never eat a fudgesicle without getting half of it all over her face. Now, she owns Dixie Dunbar Studio (192 King Street, Charleston SC) and designs necklaces and earrings that are featured in Vogue magazine. She’s currently working on redoing the…

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Millennicon Memories # 2: The Queen of Karaoke

A lot of people follow astrology, numerology, runes, bones, or the grounds at the bottom of a coffee cup. Some say your name’s meaning is your blessing and your curse. Other folks believe that the Number One song on the charts (US/UK) on the day you were born determines your destiny. On January 11, 1976, the number one song…

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Lee’s First Art Show!

SPRING SHOW 2009: BARELY LEGAL Celebrating 18 years! FRIDAY, MARCH 13 6-10 PM LOCATION: ICON in the Gulch 600 12th Avenue South Suite 4 ONE NIGHT ONLY! FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! ******************************************************************************** All the displaying artists are encouraged to write up an artist’s statement. Here’s mine! * They say you don’t have to be a writer to…

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Damn the Dreamers

I started sketching in front of the TV yesterday. I finished the painting today. I call it "The Dream-Haired Woman." Thanks to my new friend J.T. Ellison and the half-hour drive home from Sherlock’s, there’s a whole story that goes along with that. I know exactly how I want to start my next piece. HOWEVER — I received a…

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The Alethea Section

I assumed I was just going to have my pic and interview on the front page of the Lifestyles section of the Daily News Journal…I only hoped it was "above the fold." After the Bleeding Hearts Club program yesterday (which was a smashing success — pictures tk), Mom and I drove all around town (do you have any idea…

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The Monster in the Closet

The new issue of Apex is live, complete with the essay where I admit to shoving my little sister in a closet when we were kids. Come on…doesn’t she look like a brat to you? And what are you shoving in your closets? And hey — if you love Apex like I do, you can have a PDF subscription…

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The Godfather

As some of you may not know, my esteemed Godfather is Nectar Rorris, founder and former owner of the world famous Nectar’s Restaurant in Burlington, Vermont where the band Phish got their big break. In honor of that–and in honor of The Best French Fries With Gravy in the World–Phish named their fifth studio album "A Picture of Nectar."…

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