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Uncertain times call for sing-able songs. Pete Seeger, the iconic troubadour who passed away in 2014, might have said that, had he lived to see the discord in our country today. Seeger, who would … more
There aren’t many people I know personally who get as excited over deer as I do—they come across my mind many times throughout the week. I take evening drives in my beat-up Ford Escort, … more
We aren’t anything if we aren’t our people. more
The antecedents to today’s U.S. LGBT movement go back even further than the Stonewall Riots. In 1893, James Mills Peirce, brother of philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce, proposed … more
No match for the Missouri, the Columbia, or Snake —the Delaware never stops for a single dam from sourceto sea, but on the way itwelcomes many creeks and brooks, the notorious Ten-Mile … more
Memorial Day came to me three times in rapid succession this year: twice in Israel and once in the U.S. Rather than feeling sad and reflective, I felt restive, frustrated and angry. I wanted to … more
The new bail reform package proposed by New York’s governor and recently passed by our state legislature is a threat to public safety and will make all of us less safe. Those who proposed these … more
The psychedelic painted VW “Light” Bus is tripping back to Bethel for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration. As a symbol of the Woodstock generation, the bus is best described in … more
When you’re an intelligent, ambitious and creative kid in a small town, everyone tells you to get out. Well-meaning adults in my life included, the common narrative pushed on me—growing … more
Bee Pasture 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 … more
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 … more
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. Posters with the … more
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. I never forgot that moment—that dream, that place—where I rowed … more
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