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The Way Out Here
Most of us have looked forward to the end of this calendar year. While we’re still unsure about what is to come in 2021, it never hurts to put the fog of the past behind when seeking an …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
This week’s column was supposed to be about the new trout stream management plan released by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last November, but it is not. Instead, …
A BEVY OF COLUMNS
Mixed Greens

You might recall the old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors,” from studying the Robert Frost poem “Mending Wall” in school. First published in 1914, the iconic work …

River Muse
Escaping 2020

On Christmas night, the river crested. Distracted by the holiday mood, we didn’t spend the day or our energies fretting about flood. But when all was quiet, the dark river rushed closer to its …

Peace and Justice Files
D-I-V-O-R-C-E?

A few years ago, a certain couple I know got divorced. This isn’t big news, of course. Divorce is still fairly common in America, though the rate has been dropping in recent years (about 40 …

Root Cellar
Word list for the pandemic

So much has changed this year, including the English language. To start off, we are in the “new normal,” as the cloying catchphrase goes. It is a slogan universally disparaged but …

From the Relationship Center
Seven steps to reaching your 2021 goals

The new year has arrived, and most people have declared new year’s resolutions for the year ahead. However, it’s not uncommon to hear about these resolutions being abandoned by the second …

Jude's Culinary Journey
When my brother, Buzz, was 10 years old and I was 3, he presented my parents with this concise, hand-written diatribe as to why he had been punished. “Why I Was Punished,” by Buzzy …
Mixed Greens
A lifetime ago (early last April), I had a wonderful conversation with a new acquaintance who peppered me with questions about how our local governments are addressing climate change. He eventually …
The Way Out Here
When it comes to the holidays, there are so many new things to experience. Many of my year-long favorites have been discovered between Christmas and New Year’s at various gatherings. Folks love …