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December 08, 2016
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Now is the winter of my discontent

Ula Nero, left, Pete Golod and artist Janet Rutkowski share a cup of good cheer at the Brook House Gallery in Barryville, NY.

Artists Beau Gostomsky, Hugh Hysell, Tricia Adler, Frank Mullaney and Mark Olivier were on hand ( at the reception. They joined resident talents Janet Rutkowski, James Hawley and Laurie Stuart who mingled with the mob of enthusiasts all there for an afternoon of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and more—including the fetching lamps that Adler had brought, made from recycled inner tubes, supported by branches and lit from within. While Dharma sampled the crudités, I snapped pics of the work and forgot about my malaise, discarding the blues in exchange for good times.

My pipes may be frozen, but it’s comforting to know that my heart is not, as I meander the mountains knowing that spring is just around the corner. With a little effort, some mood-altering tea and the warm glow of an inner tube soothing my jangled nerves, I’m prepared for the winter of my discontent to give way to spring, anxious to see what adventures await. Since my pipes are bursting with excitement, I may as well get on board.