|This Milanville bottomland abutting the Delaware River also border Calkins Creek, just south (right) of here. Cultivated as meadow and farmland for generations, it brings to mind Connecticut families who trekked here in the 1750s and named it “Cushetunk.”|
The colors of this Calkins Creek riffle lie on rocks and cobbles below - caused by colonies of algae and bacteria clinging to them. Then, on a very cold night, “anchor ice” formed here, coating the rocks and its visitors.
January 30, 2018. Following an inch of rain at historic Calkins Creek, near Milanville, ice was gouged and spun away last week - and stacked into “jams,” as in my 1/27 photograph.
A Christmas prayer for peace
Creative spirit, friends, loved ones, hear our Christmas prayer.
Let there be peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others. In the heart of the world.
May there be a peace that transcends personal and national boundaries and a peace that embraces all of creation.
The rhythm of my life as publisher is emerging. Maybe.
All I know is that I’m loving being out and about -- taking pictures, talking to people.
My weekend started with a visit to the Barryville Farmers Market. I hadn’t had the opportunity to go there – and was thankful to talk to farmers and food providers as they were packing up for the season.
"I like what I do and I don't need to make a killing with my pricing," said Andrew Ford, from Key Light Media Productions.
"I have a passion for people," Z. Ivet Bandirma, MA said, as she introduced Blue Sky Business Consulting.
The sentiment speaks to passion around vocation. And passion around vocation was on display at the Wayne Library Alliance's (WLA) Small Business Showcase held at the Park Avenue Complex on Saturday, October 21.
Small business people are like that. They like what they do and they find ways to follow that passion.
I love small town living. I like being a part of the community being in community. Being connected to community connected with community causes me feel connected.
Community being in community is one of the special things about the Upper Delaware River Valley.
And that was happening, for some of us in Narrowsburg, NY on Saturday, October 14,
Simultaneously, the Narrowsburg Fire Department was hosting an open house, in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week and the Tusten Town Board was feting volunteers in a Volunteer Appreciation Day.
I’m delighted to be back at The River Reporter. After 11 years of criss-crossing the country in the process of becoming ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister, I have returned to serve as publisher of The River Reporter and CEO of its parent company, Stuart Communications, Inc.
It’s an exciting time for newspapers!
This really seems to be a theme here. Except for this time, I already had someone I knew would come with.
My older daughter. At almost 18, she's got some pretty defined tastes in music: country, rock, hard rock, harder rock. See where I'm going with this?
Now, on a scale of one to holy metal head batman, I'd say Incubus is a 4. They were mainstream enough to hit the top 40 charts, but not so soft that I felt like I was listening to the soft classic rock they play at the dentist's office.
It's a good title, but I didn't come up with it. Eventually, I'll let you in on that... but let's back up to the beginning of Friday, July 7 shall we?
Sitting at my desk, just like any other Friday. Working on the Literary Gazette, (which will be coming out soon btw). My phone rings. I, of course, answer it.
"Hey, It's Fox"
"Yo," I reply.
Seriously, this is how we talk to each other. Maybe it's from years of working together... maybe we're just that lazy. Either way...