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 …

In relationships, what people want more than anything is to feel understood.  Being right is not terribly satisfying unless power is your thing.  If you really crave connection, then …

Value added vaccines for all

For so many people, rolling up their sleeves to receive a greatly awaited stab at the COVID-19 was a no-brainer.


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.


Anger releases the energy of repulsion.  In contrast, love releases the energy of attraction.  I ask myself, “How do I want to engage the universe?”

Value-added vaccines for all

For so many people, rolling up their sleeves to receive a greatly awaited stab at the Coronavirus was a no-brainer.

Three memorable visitors

The Bible at the beginning of Genesis 18 records a scene of Abraham the Patriarch sitting at the opening of his tent just after having undergone his late-in-life ritual circumcision.


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.

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 …