In My Humble Opinion
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If those words sound familiar, it’s possible that you are aware of the song of the same name from the popular musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show recounts the life of Tevye the … more
BETHEL, NY — Throughout much of the year, Bethel is like many other towns in the region—quaint, charming, quiet and attractive. However, Bethel holds a special place in history, having … more
As I wended my way through picturesque Sullivan County, the temperature rose from 50, to 68, to 74, to 80—just in time for thousands of people bedecked in black and yellow to appear on Main Street en masse, ready to party the day away. more
I grew up hearing the word “dodo” tossed around. Although applied to a variety of circumstances, being called a dodo was never complimentary, and eventually (because Mom told me to) I … more
It’s a colloquialism, and I looked it up to make sure that I was using it properly: “Meaning to reveal facts previously hidden,” Wikipedia states, “from a specific target … 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
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
While the above title is the catchphrase for the CBS summer reality show “Big Brother,” and I’ve yet to miss (don’t judge!) any of the show’s 21 seasons, have no … more
I received an email a few weeks ago from filmmaker Emrhys Cooper (“Trophy Boy”), informing me that he was working on another movie and planned to be shooting much of it in Sullivan … 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
'Woodstock weekend' in photos more
“Wouldn’t be a Woodstock reunion without a little mud, man.” more
BETHEL, NY — On August 16, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm the Bethel post office on Route 17-B (next to Woodstock Oasis) holds aone-day-only special commemorative cancellation on stamps marking it … more
Yet lately, it’s been all about the past. 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
Last weekend’s highlights included the Town of Bethel Peace Parade, schvitzing my way through another fantastic Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY and a sneak-peek at the Farm Arts Collective and their fantastical upcoming production, “Shakespeare on the Farm.” more
This incarnation of HAIR beautifully serves as a love letter to the original production and is practically flawless. 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
The Forestburgh Playhouse's incarnation of HAIR beautifully serves as a love letter to the original production and is practically flawless. more
I’m not naïve—I understand the “circle of life” and that all living things eventually die. It’s the fragility that troubles me; the mere notion that life as we know it can come to an abrupt halt, suddenly and without warning, niggles at me and keeps me awake at night. more
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