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The Way Out Here
Part of living out here means if you aren’t a farmer, then you know at least five people who are. Part of the appeal to living in this area is the closeness to agriculture that we all get to …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
Whether you call them patterns or (in the new vernacular) recipes, things change with fly fishing and fly-tying nomenclature over time—only the natural flies and trout stay the same. One of the …
Mixed Greens

By now, most New Yorkers are aware that a ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect on Sunday, March 1. While there has been some criticism of the bill’s numerous exemptions, …

River Muse
Who took my Happy Lite?

My friend and colleague, Jonathan Fox, scooped me last week by writing about his diagnosis of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and one of its treatment options, the Happy Lite. Having already touted …

Peace and Justice Files
The star and the cross

So the holidays have come and gone; I hope yours were joyful and fulfilling. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall hearing much noise this year about the traditional Christmas star display over …

Root Cellar
No bones about it

If you've read the newspaper for any length of time, or been a subscriber and gotten a renewal card in the mail, you've seen my best friend. You may have seen her in Facebook posts, reminding you …

View from the Train
Then the road rises

There is part of an old Irish Blessing that says, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” We start this New Year and new decade with great expectations …