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The Way Out Here
I’ve had such a busy year with building up the homestead that I feel almost a constant need to craft or harvest something for sake of a story. As I sat down to write this, however, I remember …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
Fall means different things to different people. Under normal conditions, fall means back to school for students and the beginning of another work year for teachers. Sadly, the virus has interrupted …
Mixed Greens

How many times have I told myself to “take a deep breath” over the past four years? Actually, I do practice deep breathing to reduce stress and it often helps. But as the pandemic …

River Muse
The COVID car

What have you done for yourself during the pandemic? Learned to knit or fly-fish? Perfected a dish from Larousse Gastronomique? Perhaps, as a friend did, you successfully re-tooled your business to …

Peace and Justice Files
Mortal politics

(Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Please… yes, thank you… please, be seated. (Applause continues.)  Thank you again. (Applause subsides.) My dear friends and fellow …

Root Cellar
A lot to take in

“Down, down,yellow and brownthe leaves are fallingall over the town.”  This rhyme has come back to me each autumn since 1971 when my kindergarten teacher introduced it to me and …

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 …