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The Way Out Here
In honor of this being my 50th column of The Way Out Here, it is only suitable that I should write about something that I am extremely passionate about. It’s something that even those who do …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
As a long-time angler, I hear little discussion about tapered leaders, even though they are an integral part of a fly fisher’s gear. Perhaps leaders are viewed as innocuous, just a necessary …
A BEVY OF COLUMNS
Mixed Greens

For the majority of American voters who understand that global warming is real (72 percent) and harmful to future generations (71 percent); who want the President and Congress to do more about it (60 …

River Muse
The gap

It’s hard, no matter how we try, to feel the loss of half a million fellow Americans. We know it, we can see it represented on the front page of The New York Times in clusters of dots, we can …

Peace and Justice Files
Trumpies are red, Demmies are blue...

It’s Valentine’s season, so let me begin with a quick personal note. I’ve written here previously about our struggles to bring my fiancée, Jasmine from Germany, into the …

Root Cellar
Virtual Valentines

Between checking online county COVID-19 dashboards and patient portals, I have noticed a new type of article has emerged. Known as the “what to do for the holiday during a pandemic” genre …

From the Relationship Center
Procrastination and motivation

A big theme for clients seeking counselors these days centers around procrastination and motivation. If you are struggling with these issues, I invite you to read on. Procrastination The first …

Jude's Culinary Journey
We began driving up to our house in the country every weekend in 1996. On Route 17B, we passed Blanche’s Diner, a simple building—nothing like the immense, sleek and shiny diners you see …
Mixed Greens
You might recall the old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors,” from studying the Robert Frost poem “Mending Wall” in school. First published in 1914, the iconic work …
The Way Out Here
It’s a sure sign of a well-trained country cook when you start coming up with your own twists and versions of common meals you might have all the time. But have you ever thought of what you …