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Go Figure! Entrepreneur Uses 3D Printers To Make Sculptures Of You

Go Figure! Entrepreneur Uses 3D Printers To Make Sculptures Of You

By Mark Micheli (This story ran in the Feb. 17, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe.) You don’t have to be a psychotic villain, plotting world domination while stroking a hairless cat in your lap, to want a “Mini-Me.” Entrepreneur Yifei Zhang is betting the […]

Obsessed with Jack the Ripper

Obsessed with Jack the Ripper

(I wrote this article for the Boston Globe. It appeared on the cover of the G section in the June 22, 2013 edition.) By Mark Micheli Globe Correspondent It’s been 125 years since the Jack the Ripper murders terrorized East London and the grisly mystery […]

Shooting Baby Ducks

Shooting Baby Ducks

I shot these baby ducks with a camera yesterday at Fellsmere Pond in Malden. The mother was very attentive. Click on them to see them larger; click on them twice to see them really big: Here are some more shots. Click on them to see […]

Art, Wine Update

Art, Wine Update

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I went back to school this year. Well, the semester is almost over and I turned in this photograph (see above) as my final project for my Visual Communications (art) class at Northeastern University. The assignment was to […]

Another Interest: Back at School

Another Interest: Back at School

Since this website is all about the things I love (cooking, eating, making wine, drinking wine, old houses, and listening to good music) I decided to share another part of my life: a new endeavor, school. I went back to grad school this month, studying […]

Stripping Doors of Paint And Redesigning the Dining Room

Stripping Doors of Paint And Redesigning the Dining Room

I haven’t posted anything in more than two months. My wife says, “That’s because you’ve been sitting around doing nothing.” Oh, the sarcasm. I’ve been doing quite a lot (which I’ll be posting updates on in the coming weeks), including this. The dining room in […]

Before and After: Glamour Shots of a Victorian Bath (Audio Slideshow, included)

Before and After: Glamour Shots of a Victorian Bath (Audio Slideshow, included)

(Watch an audio-slideshow of the Bathroom Makeover Project) Before, we were surrounded by the world (wallpaper). And it was dark, cold, and dingy. After (our bathroom remodel), we are surrounded by more genteel times, Victorian era charm to be exact. About three months ago we […]

Secrets of a Food Photographer

Secrets of a Food Photographer

OK, so I admit it: my food photography skills need improvement. Since I started writing about food more than six months ago, my main effort has gone into choosing exceptional dishes that are worth the effort to make and then presenting the recipe in an […]

‘Rocky’ Portrait Unveiled at Brockton Library

‘Rocky’ Portrait Unveiled at Brockton Library

He’s finally taken his place in the hometown library. Yesterday my friend Joe Gemellaro dedicated a sketch of Rocky Marciano to the Brockton Public Library. Joe, who grew up in both Medford and Somerville, is an artist and a huge fan of boxing legend Rocky […]

Ted Kennedy Portrait

Ted Kennedy Portrait

If a picture is worth a 1000 words then this one speaks volumes. Much has been written about the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009) this past week. And much of that is captured in this portrait of Kennedy created by Andover artist Joseph Gemellaro. […]