Ice jam at Calkins Creek


January 30, 2018. Following an inch of rain at historic Calkins Creek, near Milanville, ice was gouged and spun away last week - and stacked into “jams,” as in my 1/27 photograph.
Sealed into each icy block are “timeless” raindrops – which carved the original Upper Delaware Valley, and created glaciers when mammoths roamed its parts.

A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas prayer for peace


Creative spirit, friends, loved ones, hear our Christmas prayer.


Let there be peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others.  In the heart of the world.


May there be a peace that transcends personal and national boundaries and a peace that embraces all of creation.


Out and About

The rhythm of my life as publisher is emerging. Maybe.

All I know is that I’m loving being out and about -- taking pictures, talking to people.

My weekend started with a visit to the Barryville Farmers Market.  I hadn’t had the opportunity to go there – and was thankful to talk to farmers and food providers as they were packing up for the season.

Serving community through business

"I like what I do and I don't need to make a killing with my pricing," said Andrew Ford, from Key Light Media Productions.  

"I have a passion for people," Z. Ivet Bandirma, MA said, as she introduced Blue Sky Business Consulting.

The sentiment speaks to passion around vocation.  And passion around vocation was on display at the Wayne Library Alliance's (WLA) Small Business Showcase held at the Park Avenue Complex on Saturday, October 21.

Small business people are like that.  They like what they do and they find ways to follow that passion.

Appreciation in Narrowsburg

I love small town living.  I like being a part of the community being in community. Being connected to community connected with community causes me feel connected.

Community being in community is one of the special things about the Upper Delaware River Valley.

And that was happening, for some of us in Narrowsburg, NY on Saturday, October 14,

Simultaneously, the Narrowsburg Fire Department was hosting an open house, in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week and the Tusten Town Board was feting volunteers in a Volunteer Appreciation Day.


This really seems to be a theme here. Except for this time, I already had someone I knew would come with.

My older daughter. At almost 18, she's got some pretty defined tastes in music: country, rock, hard rock, harder rock. See where I'm going with this?

Now, on a scale of one to holy metal head batman, I'd say Incubus is a 4. They were mainstream enough to hit the top 40 charts, but not so soft that I felt like I was listening to the soft classic rock they play at the dentist's office.

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

It's a good title, but I didn't come up with it. Eventually, I'll let you in on that... but let's back up to the beginning of Friday, July 7 shall we?

Sitting at my desk, just like any other Friday. Working on the Literary Gazette, (which will be coming out soon btw). My phone rings. I, of course, answer it. 


"Hey, It's Fox"

"Yo," I reply.


Seriously, this is how we talk to each other. Maybe it's from years of working together... maybe we're just that lazy. Either way...



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