Books
fill my days, and my house, and my heart.


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Bite Your Own Elbow
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Website of

Mickey Koth
"koth" rhymes with "both"

music librarian & musician
member of Wild Notes & Wry Bred
(also O'Wryly, The Boom Chicks, and K20)

my schedule

My cats
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Darlene (c1993-2012),
Scooter
(1993-2005),
Oreo
(d. 2009),
Silver
(c1991-2006)
Heidi (adopted Feb. 27, 2012),
Hazel
(adopted June 13, 2012)


      
listen to a cat purring

I make casual & whimsical jewelry & other stuff.
Click here to see some of it, including:
Handmade reusable fabric face masks for sale!

CONNtra CONNection: everything related to contra dancing in Connecticut
Fiddle resources


Sustainable Touring Arts Coalition:
environmentally sustainable touring
Contra dance music:
a working musician's guide
Choosing tunes for medleys
Playing together with style
What makes a good contra dance band?
Tune collections on the Internet:
free collections of tunes in
gif, jpg, pdf, png, or tif format
and/or in ABC notation

Other music stuff
Musical terminology Key characteristics
Women in art with cello YouTube video
Nora the piano cat
Viola jokes: part 1 and part 2 from MIT
Pete Levin's Viola Joke Collection
No Laughing Matter A serious paper on the folklore of viola jokes presented by violist Carl Rahkonen at a serious conference
Other jokes: instruments | cello | banjo | drummers

Grammar: I or me § a which hunt § some vs. any
Apostrophes: Bob's quick guide to the apostrophe § Abused apostrophes! § The Apostrophe Protection Society
The dreaded apostrophe: "Use an apostrophe when letters are missing."
See also: How to use a semicolon! § The 15 punctuation marks
Important things to know: The Constitution of the United States § The Bill of Rights
Ct stuff: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Stratford Cat Project The Animal Haven Simon's Cat Play the catcordion! Guide to cat videos on the web


Nonhuman Rights Project
A list of cosmetics, personal care, and household-cleaning products that
» are not tested on animals1
» are tested on animals1
1 "Animals" in this case means other than human animals
Whitneyville: it's where I live!
Whitneyville Food Center: the best little grocery store in CT!
Books & Company: used book & gift store/coffee bar
Wine 101: wine, cheese, beer, spirits
Framed: custom framing and photo printing

Other places in or around Hamden:
Best Video Film & Cultural Center: important regional film (DVD) rental & music venue offering coffee/beer/wine
Urban Miners: salvages and sells building materials and household goods to minimize waste to sustain the local community.
EcoWorks: sells low-cost art supplies & materials otherwise destined for disposal
Recycle CT: what, how, & where to recycle waste items in CT
Sustainable Stitching: CT blog about eco-friendly fiber arts
Humanism, Free thought and other
Secular web sites


Humanist Manifesto III | Atheist Hymn (YouTube)
Links of interest:
Bypass compulsory web registration
Honku | musician's friend company
Tea Party Jesus | Teabonics
New Age Bullshit Generator
Fonts: Periodic table of typefaces | Identifont
Comic sans criminal
Methylchloroisothiazolinone: an evil preservative to which I am severely allergic
I like the Arts & Crafts movement. Here are links to some pages about the movement and that sell Arts & Crafts art: The Bungalow Craft | Wildflower Graphics
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October 12, 2020 If you feel you absolutely must, go ahead and e- mail me. Please be nice.