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The Way Out Here
After a week of watching too much of the national news, I had the strongest need to use my own media soapbox to talk to you, my readers, about something far more edifying. Babies. I don’t …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
I’ve taken considerable pride in my ability to make fishing rods. By “make,” I don’t mean actually making the rod blank itself, but making the cork grips, installing reel …
A BEVY OF COLUMNS
Mixed Greens

Trees perform an environmental miracle, absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air during photosynthesis, releasing the oxygen that we breathe and storing the carbon harmlessly in their roots, …

River Muse
‘Take care of the children’

Of the many various outcomes of child neglect and abuse, my niece is one. S is 46 and lives in a group home in Seattle. She survives through SSI disability payments. She has never been married, never …

Peace and Justice Files
Farewell to a gadfly

We got the news on a Sunday evening: Mort was gone.  Dr. Mort Malkin—author, poet, physician, activist, and self-described “gadfly”—had been a fixture here in the …

Root Cellar
Lest we forget

In Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery in French Woods, NY, there is an obelisk-style gravestone that marks the burial plot of three small children. The stone, a narrow, four-sided pillar, stands to the …

From the Relationship Center
Regret, guilt and forgiveness

As I work with clients, sometimes themes emerge at different times. Since I have been working my Mental Freedom™ process with clients, themes of regret, guilt and forgiveness have been …

Jude's Culinary Journey
Some of you may have followed my Country Kitsch column in the now-defunct Towne Crier newspaper, or Tales of the Scrawny Gourmet for the Catskill Chronicle. You might recall my admission that I …
Mixed Greens
As a kid, I treasured a scrap of thin silvery material about four inches square, the souvenir of a school presentation by a visitor from NASA. He told us about the launch of a satellite called Echo, …
The Way Out Here
August is a month for making memories. School starts back up and parents document the first days with admittedly more glee than their young academicians. The final days of summer are celebrated …