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The Way Out Here
There I hung about eight feet off the ground with the ladder top a mere foot beneath my outstretched boot. My grip slipping off the newly installed roof, I attempted to surrender as much ground as I …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
It was in late 1972 or early 1973 at a Catskill Mountain’s Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) meeting in Kingston, NY that I met Arthur Flick. I was at that meeting as a fisheries biologist …
Mixed Greens

The metaphor of war has come to permeate the way we talk about the COVID-19 pandemic. It began with a justifiably heroic view of our medical personnel, underequipped and undersupplied on the front …

River Muse
Deja vu

Haven’t we been here before? I’m thinking of 1968, also an election year, when a major crisis (Vietnam War then, COVID-19 pandemic now) and economic turmoil (rampant inflation then, …

Peace and Justice Files
Death and rebirth

When the flood callsYou have no home, you have no wallsIn the thunder crashYou’re a thousand minds, within a flashDon’t be afraid to cry at what you seeThe act is gone, there’s only …

Root Cellar
AKA graduation

My son Sam attended his “Virtual degree Conferral” (AKA graduation in pre-pandemic parlance) from Syracuse University (SU) in our crepe-paper-festooned living room this past …

View from the Train
It's over

‘It’s over’ Oh boy, don’t we long to hear those words so we may go back to normal. I do fear it will be a new normal; people just don’t know who to listen to …