In My Humble Opinion
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“If you believe that something is written in the stars, you believe that it will be made to happen by a force that controls the future.” This is, of course, according to my source for the … more
BETHEL, NY — Throughout much of the year, Bethel is like many other towns in the region—quaint, charming, quiet and attractive. However, Bethel holds a special place in history, having … more
I know it wasn’t me. I’ve written about a number of subjects over the last 30 years, including skydiving, camping, washing machines and the art of bonsai—but love? Not my strong … more
If those words sound familiar, it’s possible that you are aware of the song of the same name from the popular musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show recounts the life of Tevye the … more
We’ve all heard that expression, and I dare say it often rings true, but perhaps even more so now in these topsy-turvy (you may quote me) times. As businesses both large and small begin to … more
The words above were penned by composer Leigh Harline for the Disney animated fable “Pinnochio.” In 1940, child actor Dickie Jones leant his talents to give voice to Geppetto’s … more
Well, it finally happened. I’ve run out of words. Like most cataclysmic events, it happened suddenly and without warning. At this time last year, I was out and about, being the ubiquitous and … more
For someone who has not left the house for a month, I’ve been very, very busy. In between manic bouts of spring cleaning and organizing my shirts by color, I’ve been hanging out in the … more
As some of you might know, I’ve been a little under the weather lately, and by “lately,” I mean for more than a year. Some days are better than others, but every doctor I see (and … more
I grew up hearing the word “dodo” tossed around. Although applied to a variety of circumstances, being called a dodo was never complimentary, and eventually (because Mom told me to) I … more
In theory, having a little “down time” is not a bad thing, but there’s something to be said for that old proverb about “idle hands being the devil’s plaything,” … more
As we now know, in the wake of COVID-19, both New York and Pennsylvania are on track to reopen for business, with each state following a multi-phased plan. In New York, the first phase went into … more
Recently, I mentioned something in this column called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the notion that I think I have it. Wanting to learn more, I sat down at my computer and decided to delve … more
At least it seemed that way over the past few days, as Dharma the Wonder Dog and I careened throughout the Catskills (I drove most of the time), working our way through the New York side of the Upper … more
And just like that, summer draws to a close. Oh, sure, officially it ain’t over until September 22, but we in the Upper Delaware River region know it’s all downhill from here. And by … more
Regardless of what you might think, the war against COVID-19 isn’t over and I’m begging you: Please, please… put a mask on. Being in self-quarantine has been difficult, and how you … more
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