Gifts for All Occasions and All Budgets!

‘Tis the season of giving, and at last the Endangered Alphabets offers gifts that are not only (a) unlike any gifts anyone is going to get from anyone else, and (b) a wonderful way to support the continuing research and … Read More

The Alphabets Hop South

September is always the busiest month for the Alphabets, and the rush began this past weekend with the first of three major public appearances: in the Sterling Hardwoods wood shop on Pine Street as part of the South End Art … Read More

Here At Last: Photos of the Incredible Balinese-Blessing Dining Table

Yes, thanks to the wonderful photography of Tom Way, who even helped me carry the table up the impossibly steep and rickety staircase to his studio, you can finally see the dining table I started more than a year ago. … Read More

By the Time We Got to Woodstock

Well, no, not that Woodstock, but Woodstock, Vermont, and the Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival, an annual treat. The day was a great success, with much encouragement, some excellent new connections, some book sales, some carving sales, some commissions, and the … Read More

Cham, Tables, Burlington and Woodstock

We’re smack in the middle of one of the busiest times in the relatively short life of the Endangered Alphabets. I suppose I should stay with the order of the items in the title. So let’s start with Cham. Cham, … Read More

Beat the Heat, Heal the Knee

With this heat, with me stuck at home recovering from knee replacement surgery, with no air conditioning, things around my living-room are getting perilously close to erupting into inner-city violence. The only solution: find something to carve. This is not … Read More

Smithsonian Wrap-Up

Wow. Even as your intrepid Endangered Alphabets team (Maung Nyeu, our friend and collaborator from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, calligrapher/printer Jamie Kutner, Cindy Barnes, myself, and invisible back-in-Vermont laser-dude Paul Ledak) are recovering from several weeks of intense exertion and … 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

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