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The Way Out Here
I’ve always been accused of being a jack-of-all-trades. At first, it was sort of meant to be an insult, I think, but as I’ve gotten older I discovered there is a second part to the famous …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
There is a tradition in our small angling community; I don’t know who started it. I do know it was not me. Originally, it may have been my old friend, Frank, although I don’t recall ever …
A BEVY OF COLUMNS
Mixed Greens

January takes its name from Janus, the deity ancient Romans believed presided over beginnings and endings; births and journeys; gateways, doors, bridges, borders and other points of transition; trade …

River Muse
Good riddance!

Well, good riddance, 2021! You were supposed to be better than 2020. Look at you. You started off with an assault on democracy itself. Briefly redeemed yourself with a vaccine for our 21st-century …

Peace and Justice Files
From the trenches

Happy Merries, everyone! I would guess that you’re already familiar with the tale of the Christmas Truce, right? (If not, stop what you’re doing right now, go to YouTube, and listen to …

Root Cellar
In appreciation of Kristin Barron and Root Cellar

Columns ‘highlighted the deep nature of her mind’ I don’t recall exactly how Kristin and I met, but by the time her daughter Lily was born, we were fast friends, and celebrated …

From the Relationship Center
Regret, guilt and forgiveness

As I work with clients, sometimes themes emerge at different times. Since I have been working my Mental Freedom™ process with clients, themes of regret, guilt and forgiveness have been …

Jude's Culinary Journey
My dad and I had an argument while he was helping me with some arithmetic problems I had brought home from school. I wasn’t following his instructions precisely the way he wanted me to. To make …
Mixed Greens
Just before Thanksgiving, the media reported breathlessly that Americans are deeply pessimistic about the economy. Based on an early November Gallup poll, the coverage largely ignored the relatively …
The Way Out Here
First and foremost, I want to wish all of my readers happy holidays. Whether you live out here or simply enjoy reading about it, these occasions are often a time when families and friends bridge the …