James Eli Shiffer

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Entries Tagged as 'Mysteries'

I wrote a letter to William Seeman

January 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Mysteries

     I wrote a letter to a man who may no longer be alive. I last heard from William Seeman, the author of “Down Goose Creek,” about five years ago, and I have written him again to tell him how this remarkable chronicle of a canoe journey in 1930 will play a role in my own book project, which […]

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The painting in my garage, and the unclaimed reward

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Mysteries

A short time after I moved to Minneapolis, I was in the garage searching for a tool. I happened to see something tucked at the back of a shelf, so far that I hadn’t noticed it earlier. I pulled out this painting. It’s an ugly still life on canvas, mounted by an amateur on a […]

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