In My Humble Opinion
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For something completely different, I have an earworm. You know… that one song that keeps playing over and over in your head until you want to scream? Also known as brainworm, sticky music and … more
For something completely different, the past few days have been chockablock with a wide range of activities, including art shows, awards ceremonies, 5K runs, touch-a-trucks, beer barrel races and even a drag queen or two. more
Well, it’s official—I’m losin’ it. After six weeks in quarantine, I’ve apparently misplaced my ability to communicate clearly with the outside world. I’ve annoyed … more
“It’s Saturday night. Or at least, I think it is,” I muttered to the dog, who blithely turned her head and walked away, still practicing social distancing from me, the guy who feeds … more
Although we still have 12 days to go before it’s officially autumn, the signs are all there, and try as I might, they’re impossible to deny. It began innocently enough, with my first … more
“Let’s say that I’ve never been to the Big Eddy [now in its eighth year], and that I have no idea what actually happens at a film festival. Can you help me break it all down?” more
Let’s face it: I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve done a lot of things, seen a lot of places and met a lot of people over the years, but thankfully, I have yet to do it … more
There are some perks (IMHO) to being predictable, and my annual  “River Reporter Year-in-Review” full-color, photo-heavy trip down memory lane is one that I simultaneously look … more
Do any of us know what lies ahead? Is it really possible to predict the future? Some say “yes,” but me? Well, I can’t even tell you what I’ll have for dinner tonight, much … more
The Forestburgh Playhouse's incarnation of HAIR beautifully serves as a love letter to the original production and is practically flawless. more
In the interest of full disclosure, I need to admit that I know absolutely nothing about logging, lumberjacks, axe-throwing nor sawing things in general, save for the occasional home repair. That … more
“And I’ll finally have time to paint the bathroom!” I exclaimed, having gone off the rails on that project months ago. “And I’ll make a campfire everyday,” I prattled on, “and I’ll spray-paint that picture frame, and finish grouting the backsplash, and then…“ more
“Man, you sure get around!” an acquaintance shouted in my general direction last Saturday, having spotted me in more than one town over the last few weeks. “Are you sure you … more
As the sun set on day seven of my quarantine, I took stock of not only my pantry but also the state of the world-at-large. So much has changed in so little time; while much of it is scary, … more
How do you combine reflexology and a tribute to the Grateful Dead, while traversing the Upper Delaware River region in search of adventure? I have no clue, but such was my challenge over the last few … more
MONTICELLO, NY - Members of the media and the general public were invited to attend the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and first look at new Sullivan County jail and Sherriff’s administration … more
I suppose it was only a matter of time. With millions of folks observing stay-at-home restrictions, everyone and their brother is suddenly an “entertainer.” Whether they’re reciting … more
You could feel it walking in… Entering the lobby with friends who remember when the Tusten Theater wasn’t, when DVAA was very young—when we were all younger. Old friends … more
How is it possible that March has just begun and I’m already exhausted? I’m guessing that old age, creaking bones and battling cancer have something to do with it, but come on… … more
What fascinates the photographer in me is the story that can be told without revealing too much, or without even knowing what’s happening. more
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