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The Way Out Here
On the subject of planting season, I have more to do than I can say. Since I’m about to spend a page of the paper talking about it, you can assume just how much I really have to do. Farming …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
The first six weeks or so of the 2021 trout season have been a mixed bag of weather and streamflow. When the season began on April 1, flows were down due to early snowmelt, with the release from …
A BEVY OF COLUMNS
Mixed Greens

Over the past year, there has been a significant relocation from urban areas to the Upper Delaware region in response to COVID-19. What started as a run on short-term rentals as pent-up city dwellers …

River Muse
Bearing witness

We all bear witness to our own piece of earth every day. Most days pass without incident. We do what we can to make our homes and neighborhoods safe. Whether rural or urban, in the natural world or …

Peace and Justice Files
USA 2.0: the preamble

Windows 10! iPhone 12! “NEW More Powerful You-Name-It, now with extra somethings!” We are getting updates all the time, it seems. Products are redesigned, rethought, improved, tweaked …

Root Cellar
Bird language

Standing in the field at dusk, we waited. Alert for the whir of wings or a dark shape spiraling into the sky. Listening to a bird’s language of twitters, chirps and a nasal buzzing sound like …

From the Relationship Center
Forgiveness is good for your mental health

Have you heard the unattributed quote, “Holding onto a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die”? I find it rather apropos. When you hold onto wrongs you think …

Jude's Culinary Journey
For 40 years, I lived in a studio apartment, roughly 100 square feet, in Manhattan. The kitchen was lined up against one wall. There was a small four-burner stove and oven and a sink, next to which …
Mixed Greens
Chalk up two tiny victories in my personal quest to reduce single-use plastics. First, I finally found a great bar shampoo. My search began years ago with some biodegradable “hair soap” …
The Way Out Here
If you’ll recall, I recently wrote about the bears trying to get into our garbage, and I gave some advice about how to deter and educate them on boundaries and so on. Well, I’m about to …