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Maybe it was a coincidence that we experienced our first significant snowfall of the season as I began to write this column (January 7, to be exact—Russian Orthodox Christmas). And it’s … more
BETHANY, PA — The Moka Origins chocolate factory is in a barn, but its namesake farm is about 6,000 miles away. Photographs of lush green crops at the Moka Origins farm, located in northwest … more
My birthday is in January, and as a child growing up in Liberty, NY, I remember how it was always too cold and snowy for me to have a party. On the plus side, the ice, snow and freezing wind made … more
It started in June when my husband, John, announced, yet again, that he was abandoning civilization. He said he was moving to the woods. Such was his Henry David Thoreau inspired response to many … more
Summer is in full swing now, or at least in as full-a-swing as it can be in Phase Four. With the weather being warm, the sun shining brightly and COVID-19 cases waning (at least in New York), … more
It’s safe to say that this past month has been a challenge. I hope everyone reading this is safe and making the best of the situation. If you’re one of those people who is considered … more
Around the first of the month, I saw eight robins hanging out in my backyard—always a welcome sign for me that spring isn’t far away. Yes, I admit that I feed birds year-round, having … more
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