Saturday musings

Saturday, April 11, 2020
It is finally Saturday and I am not in the office for the first time this week. Even as my grief and weariness envelopes me, I breathe …
I had thought to change the color of the ribbon on the Christmas wreath.  I guess it's time to take it down.

A changing landscape

Monday, April 6, 2020
Publisher's Log: April 6, 2020 We are entering Week Four where most of the staff are working from home. Production manager, Amanda, …
The River Reporter's backyard: Little Lake Erie. The red building on the right is the old ice house that stored blocks of ice for the refrigerator cars from the Erie Railroad.

Spring forth

Monday, March 30, 2020
As we begin Week Three of publishing the paper with most of the staff working remotely, I am comforted by the gentle spring rain and …
Corner of Erie Ave and Main Street in Narrowsburg.

No usuals, only constants

Monday, March 23, 2020
We begin Week Two of working remotely. We are refining our systems to be better organized and efficient. I am here at the office, …
The office is eerily quiet, for a Monday morning.


Monday, March 16, 2020
Publishers Log: March 16, 2020 You can generally tell what day it is by who is in the office and what tasks we are doing. On …

Ego refers to our identity. We carve out a slice of our personality and call it “my ego.” We blame bad behavior on the ego: “My ego dominated the discussion.” “My weak …

A coping plan for COVID and its aftermath

Much ink has been spilled on efforts to address the emotional and functional challenges of living through COVID and its now perceived aftermath.

'Menschlachkeit' on Main Street

The word "mensch," in the  Yiddish language, means a good and giving person. And "menschlachkeit" is the expanded term that denotes this total behavioral approach that is concerned with doing the right thing for humankind and community.

When less is more

I recently saw a New York City Health Department television ad encouraging people to trust and take the COVID vaccine. It presents a series of questions and answers.  In a slide …

Pet lovers, written in the stars

Are you a pet lover, and is it in your chart? Astrologically, the sixth house (H6) is related to pets. Anyone who’s a pet lover usually has many planets there, and they simply love their …

Endings, transformations and change

CURRENT ASTROLOGICAL MOOD  What’s the current mood? Pluto approaches or “transits” the spot it was in at the signing of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 and the …


Fearlessness seems so grandiose.  Who exists on this planet without fears of failure, illness, or death. 

All in the Family

We have a neighbor who is originally from Pakistan and is a successful entrepreneur with businesses in the area run by him and members of his extended family. Every so often he picks up another house to add to a small personal portfolio to situate relatives who have settled here or might be visiting, to work in his stores.


What is a spiritual awakening?   Our lives go on two paths: an outer path and an inner path. The outer path is determined by biology and the environment.  The inner path is …

This is a superb owl

A superb owl

Friday, January 31, 2020
It's 'owl' in how you say it
this is about as much color as you'll catch on any typical day this time of year... unless you're lucky enough for a sunset shot.

Add a splash of color

Friday, January 24, 2020
It seems that writing in the winter is always a bit more difficult for me. Or at least writing about this winter.  Sure, I got …
A rose for Alex

Better than sliced bread

Friday, January 17, 2020
The funny thing about the internet is, seeing one thing will randomly make you wonder about another.  This morning, I read that Betty …
Hailey and I still look very similar

Do NOT try this at home.

Friday, January 10, 2020
Must. Write. A . Blog.  Must. Write. A . Blog.  Must. Write. A . Blog.  I know what I can write about.  We're only ten …

The Newseum is history

Friday, December 27, 2019
Do you know your first amendment rights? Think back to school. Your government or civics classes.  When asked if the First …