When you’re an intelligent, ambitious and creative kid in a small town, everyone tells you to get out.
Here there is pasture for the sun struck bees;
Blue bee balm rooted deep among old stones,
Sweet white clover, wild hillside thyme,
Basswood blossoms, so much perfume to spare
It wastes on winds a half a mile away.
The foothills of the Poconos and Catskills are a gorgeous cuisine of outdoor life. There is magnificence, adventure and serenity. There are sacrifices, too, in order to live here and appreciate all the beauty that is offered.
Despite the Woodstock festival occurring years before concert merchandising became a big business, there is still a surprising amount of memorabilia from Woodstock that has survived.
I sat on a bench on my river bank remembering a childhood dream that one day I might live in a house on the Delaware River.
Just months ago, this summer’s 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music and art festival held much promise for music fans wanting to celebrate the historical three days of peace and music.
Compared to some doctors, I am an old one.
Our corner of Sullivan County is beautiful. Practically everywhere you turn there is a stream or a lake, stone walls abound with abundant trees and wildlife. This is the reason we bought our second home here and have invested in improving and upgrading it, and it’s the reason we love every minute we are able to spend here.
The United States has produced the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. As you probably already know, our system of production and market distribution is called Capitalism.
As Teamster Union representative for county employees, I can say that there is an even bigger problem our county faces besides the bottom-of-the barrel wages paid to county employees. That problem is the county’s exploding opioid epidemic.