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The Way Out Here
You ever feel like that famous race between the tortoise and the hare? Either you got lots of things done really fast and then, after a quick nap, you realize you still didn’t meet your deadlines. Or maybe you’re trudging along steadily, unsure that you’re even getting anything done until finally it all comes to fruition. 
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
Some years ago, my friend Roger and I found a good hatch of mayflies on one of our favorite rivers. It was Hendrickson time in the Catskills, with a good number of duns that were beginning to hatch, and right around 2 p.m. We had good sport that afternoon, deciding to call it a day right around dinner time. As we were getting ready to leave, I happened to look up at the late afternoon sky, just as the sun was sinking behind the mountains to the west. The angle was just right, and the fading light cast its last rays on thousands of glinting wings, as the Hendrickson and red quill spinners began their mating dance. 
Mixed Greens

The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), based in San Francisco, studies public and private global investment in climate change. Its 2021 report, titled “Global Landscape of Climate Finance,” sounded the alarm about the need for much more robust investments in climate adaptation and resiliency.

River Muse
Remember this

Memorial Day is always a bittersweet time for me. It’s the beginning of summer every year. Time to open the pool, dust off the porch cushions, plant out the seedlings. It’s finally the last of the frost dates in our cranky Catskills.

Peace and Justice Files
Tell me why

What if... What if you were responsible for someone else’s death in some way—intent, accident, neglect, misunderstanding, whatever. Then you go on with the rest of your life until …

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
I’ve cooked over wood maybe a dozen times. Each of these experiences took place when I was around eight or nine years old, spending the summer—along with my sister, Janet—at …
Mixed Greens
One of my cultural heroes died last month. Christopher Alexander, the British architect, teacher and design theorist, was a touchstone for a humanistic way of imagining the built …
The Way Out Here
Tomato salad, BLT, Caprese salad, tomato sandwich, cut tomatoes with salt, cheeseburgers with some tomato on top. Not uncreative options but particularly common all the same. Everyone loves a …