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A few years passed before I first saw Michele again at a festival in town, and to my surprise! My initial thought was, “Wow! Michele has apparently reinvented herself... as a clown!” No … more
This week brings to my heart the memory of my dear friend and mentor Michele Weinstein Schuchman, aka Grandma Michele. (To do her legacy justice, this article will be presented in several … more
Over the past year, Americans turned grey en masse. For some, it might have been the stress, for the rest, it was the inconvenience of quarantine-restricted hairdressing. Either way, they were all in … more
At seven years old, I wrote my first list. Truthfully, I copied the same list of things to do that day that Toad wrote in “Frog and Toad Are Friends,” by Arnold Lobel. (In my version I … more
I once had the responsibility of teaching health and nutrition to incoming students at Job Corps. This residential program run by the Department of Labor offers impoverished youth from ages 16 to 24 … more
There is a place where winter lasts from November through April when days are short on sunshine. Nights too long and cold, weather dark and dreary. No, it is not the Catskills. It is where the … more
To be clear, the warrior chick is not the author, but literally a pullet named Daisy. Pairing here poultry-inspired philosophy with Hunter Hill’s article on unforeseen blessings (River … more
I began this year with unsubstantiated optimism: 2020, The Year We See Things Clearly. With 2020 coming to a close, I can see where I could have been very wrong about that. Of late, reality … more
It was on a Wednesday this September that I had pulled off the road to catch my bearing when working my first day in our neighboring Delaware County. While checking maps and apps, an officer in a … more
Despite all present-day discord, I remain deeply proud of America. Clearly, now is not our finest hour, but having lived and worked in foreign countries, I know that the U.S. is essentially the … more
“Everyone hates Census people,” a friend cautioned after I told him I’m an enumerator for the 2020 Census. Fortunately, I hadn’t heard that rumor early enough to dissuade my … more
Last August, Callicoon celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with a local tribute event of 50 acts on 10 stages in three days. One of the stages was hosted by Rafter’s Tavern, where I … more
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