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The Way Out Here
For the record, I was right. But then I was wrong. Returning to the right, I’m going to chalk up my confusion to a well-balanced case of aging. As someone who prides himself on being organized …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
The other day when I met Galen for an evening of fishing, he handed me a book containing a note that outlined a serious decline in brown trout populations within some Montana rivers. This is what …
A BEVY OF COLUMNS
Mixed Greens

Over the past year, there has been a significant relocation from urban areas to the Upper Delaware region in response to COVID-19. What started as a run on short-term rentals as pent-up city dwellers …

River Muse
Bearing witness

We all bear witness to our own piece of earth every day. Most days pass without incident. We do what we can to make our homes and neighborhoods safe. Whether rural or urban, in the natural world or …

Peace and Justice Files
A critique of critical criticism

“History is a pile of debris.” — Laurie Anderson Let’s face it: History is a big bleeping mess. Civilizations, cultures, battles, empires, peasants, generals, advances, …

Root Cellar
Barefoot

My mother liked to make rules. She liked to say, “No going barefoot until the date of June 8,” which happened to be her brother Quinten’s birthday. It didn’t mean much, …

From the Relationship Center
Forgiveness is good for your mental health

Have you heard the unattributed quote, “Holding onto a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die”? I find it rather apropos. When you hold onto wrongs you think …

Jude's Culinary Journey
Unlike Brazilians and Argentinians, who have been breeding cattle for decades and can appreciate a juicy, tender steak, the people of the Dominican Republic and Mexico tend to cook their beef until …
Mixed Greens
Chalk up two tiny victories in my personal quest to reduce single-use plastics. First, I finally found a great bar shampoo. My search began years ago with some biodegradable “hair soap” …
The Way Out Here
Better late than never, seems to be the motto of my family homesteading this season as we race to catch up with nearly every aspect of our farming. We started up our season of meat birds again after …