The Kickstarter For Bangladesh: Funded!

  HEADLINE NEWS: THE KICKSTARTER FUNDRAISER IS OVER, WITH A FINAL TOTAL OF JUST OVER $11,000. DETAILS TO FOLLOW. FILM AT 11. Please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1496420787/endangered-alphabets-ii-saving-languages-in-bangla. We aim to create beautiful carved signs and the first books ever printed in some … Read More

The Endangered Alphabets’ European Tour, Part III: Cambridge University

When I started the Endangered Alphabets Project, I hoped it would take me to many strange places and lead to many unusual experiences. Eating squirrel was not on my list. Nor was Iceland. My flight paused at Keflavik, the island … Read More

The Endangered Alphabets’ European Tour, Part II: Even Before We Left Boston

  The Alphabets Lite edition in its London bus-themed wheely-case left Vermont last Sunday, June 24th. The plan was to take a couple of days in Boston so my daughter Maddy could visit some prospective colleges and art schools, and … Read More

The Endangered Alphabets’ European Tour, Part I: Alpha Lite

The Alphabets have had an amazing week and a half: their first European tour. Many adventures to tell, but the first challenge was simply getting them there. To ship the original exhibition in its trunk would have cost nearly $1,000 … Read More

Hunting the Dinosaur: Glagolitic

Let’s face it, even the name sounds like a genus of dinosaur: Glagolyticus paleographus. In fact, showing my usual oceanic ignorance, I didn’t even include the Glagolitic script in the original Endangered Alphabets exhibition because I thought it was extinct. … Read More

Assyrian Wisdom, Syriac Script

If you are wearing shoes, Step on thorns and open A path for your children and grandchildren. –Advice from Ahiqar, sage and advisor to the Assyrian king Sennacherib, to his nephew. A month ago, George Bet-Shlimon sent me four text … Read More

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