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She sits on the bankwhere small stones punctuatethe surface in front of her,and the river ripples gently at her feet.Here the forest waitswhile the river crosses,tall trunks reflectedin its flow. … more
The river said  I’m glad you’ve come What took so long You’re busy? Indeed I said You just don’t know It’s life these days Not easy Now let … more
The beauty of the natural world of the Upper Delaware River region always restores my spirit, especially in these turbulent times. Seeing an eagle, observing nature at different times of the day, and … more
Humming wet rises swiftly over broad boulders,explores storm-stacked debris with cautious foaming fingers,stops to ripple ‘round fat jumping fish.“Call me River!” it shouts,shooting … more
The smallest tendrilhas me in its gripin the gardenpart of a newbornbutternut squash plantI watch itreaching across the groundthough I can’t actually see when it makes a break for itbutday … more
You shall not revel in our constrainmentCurséd plague, foul maker of forlornness,Nor prison us in woeful malcontent Or sunder our souls from passion’s caress!Toothless are you to crush … more
On paperSo pliant Receptive Susceptible to flushes of colorLight’s various temposmark time   Like the still life of a simple peachthe memory of whichmay sufficeif only its furry … more
Boredom — I miss leavesfalling off trees — wither — it’sCorona season. Kids meant to prance likedeer in field, now still — hidingfrom COVID-19. more
I almost missed one of my favorite seasons; I had been busy self-pollinating worry. The sight of a robin on the berm of a road way too familiar lately, caught my attention. his … more
Jurors selected for fatal crash case MONTICELLO, NY — Acting District Attorney Meagan Galligan announced at a recent press conference that 23 jurors have been chosen to hear a case about … more
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There are not too many people thinking about bears at the moment as they have been largely absent over the course of the winter. The gestating females in their dens gave birth to cubs during the … more
Have you heard about the new trail initiatives transpiring in Wayne County, PA? Would you enjoy the opportunity to trek from Honesdale to Hawley by land or by water? Considerable progress has been … more
This probably happens to most of us in the outdoors at some time or another: We rig our lines for largemouth bass and end up hooking into a musky. Maybe we go looking for a peregrine falcon that has … more
Readers of this column know me to be a longtime advocate for attentive awareness of the endless wonders of nature. Engagement with the illuminating insights that can be experienced in the natural … more
Are you starting to feel the constraints of cabin fever as we enter the inward days that define February in the Upper Delaware River region? If so, there’s action you can take to alleviate what … more
I stopped by the house today to drop off some books and pick up a few things. All the leaves were down and most had been washed away by the night’s rain. There were no tire marks in the drive … more
Fall fishing brings many opportunities, locally and within a day’s drive. I have a particular fondness for fishing behind the office in Narrowsburg and in the many lakes and ponds of northern … more
As anyone who spends enough time outdoors knows, ticks are a problem. A simple walk through the woods or even a trek through the backyard can result in at least one crawling across your skin. Even … more
Sometimes, you just need to hike. It's good for you. At least that's what my "little brother" Hunter keeps telling me. more
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