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The Way Out Here
There are a few constants when living in the woods of Northeastern PA. The first is that there will be trees. The second is that said trees will grow and at least some will need to be cut down. When …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
Fly fishing is a fragile and fickle sport. By that, I don’t mean to imply that rivers are fragile, or that trout are fragile, although, in some instances, both are. What I do mean is, unlike a …
Mixed Greens

In her extraordinary documentary, “Cooked: Survival by Zip Code,” filmmaker Judith Helfand tells the story of the July 1995 heatwave that killed 739 people in Chicago. Most of the victims …

River Muse
Hope

As if to ease our worldly burdens, nature has bestowed us with abundance this summer like no other. What a gift to be quarantined on our acre by the river, rather than in the ghostly streets of the …

Peace and Justice Files
Herbert

My friend Herbert (not his real name, of course) is, fundamentally, a very decent guy. He works hard in a dirty job (he’s in one of the building trades), plays in some bands, is devoted to …

Root Cellar
Class of 2020

Our most traditional and taken-for-granted events are up in the air this year, stolen by COVID-19—the ultimate wrench in the works, in more ways than one. The speculation started back in …

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 …