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The Way Out Here
One by one, my waddling broilers were handed off to my wife as she loaded the transport crate in the back of the truck with our freshly finished meat birds. Catching the chickens was hardly a chore …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
Isonychia bicolor is a large, dun-colored mayfly that does not receive a lot of attention from the Catskill fly-fishing community. Perhaps that is because the species is not as widely distributed as …
Mixed Greens

I woke up thinking about that old armchair again. With everything that’s going on, you’d think I could let it go, but it haunts me. It came with the house 23 years ago, was probably new …

River Muse
Hope

As if to ease our worldly burdens, nature has bestowed us with abundance this summer like no other. What a gift to be quarantined on our acre by the river, rather than in the ghostly streets of the …

Peace and Justice Files
The ring in your nose

“Your fear is a ring in your noseby which you may be led around at will.” — Hu Sei Dat Columnists are not exactly essential. So, in these economically unstable times, I count …

Root Cellar
Laugh or cry

An enormous truffle sprung from my flower bed last spring, the likes of which would make the record books for price as well as size. It stopped me in my tracks one morning as I wearily returned from …

View from the Train
It's over

‘It’s over’ Oh boy, don’t we long to hear those words so we may go back to normal. I do fear it will be a new normal; people just don’t know who to listen to …