In My Humble Opinion
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Every year, as the dog days of summer approach, I’m reminded of Woodstock and the 1969 music festival that took the world by storm here in Bethel, NY. History books, television specials and … more
And if running around at breakneck speed last week didn’t kill me, nothing will. “You do it to yourself,” my shrink said. “Nobody is holding a gun to your head.” … more
Wow, man. Between the never-ending rain and the plethora of events in the Upper Delaware River region, July has come and gone. Since many of us feel cooped up during winter, it seems to drag on, but … more
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Newsboys go on strike! I Imagine that the headline that stunned the newspaper publishing world in New York City, circa 1899, read something along those lines. Almost … more
If you look hard enough, there is always something unusual to explore in the Catskills, and I recently discovered an interesting blurb online that caught my attention. “The Peace Walk outdoor … more
The lyrics from that old television theme song often pop into my head as I make my way from town to town in search of leisure-time entertainment, in the hopes that by sharing my thoughts (aka … more
Yes, the sound of music fills the air throughout the Upper Delaware River region all year long, but especially during the summer, thanks (in part) to the Pavilion concert season at Bethel Woods. … more
Admittedly, I have more than a few miles under my belt at this stage in life, but it is milestones of a different sort that have cropped up over the last few days. While I was making reservations to … more
From the very first moment that Hans Christian Andersen’s title character Ariel bobbed to the surface in this glittering production at the Forestburgh Playhouse, I was hooked. Based on both the … more
There are literally more than 50 towns, villages and hamlets that we at The River Reporter write about as we traverse the Upper Delaware River region in search of stories that continue our … more
A long time ago (aka the 1970s) in a galaxy far, far away, I was a professional actor, which proved to be a decent training ground for my career as a theatre critic, among other dubious achievements. … more
Regardless of how frequently I remind myself to stop and smell the roses, more often than not they bloom while I am racing past them at lightning speed, on my way to a play, a concert, a gallery and … more
Ain’t that the truth. It seems like only a week ago that I still had the heat on, and now…? Air conditioners are humming. Apparently, Mother Nature finally got the memo, and while May … more
In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I am not wild about birds. Oh, they’re fine up in the trees or flitting about, soaring through the sky overhead, but when they get in my … more
That’s right—I completed another full revolution around the sun over the holiday weekend, but truth be told, it wasn’t exactly a picnic. When I was a kid, I lamented the fact that … more
For those of you who know me, it will likely come as no surprise to learn that I’m fascinated with the UFO phenomenon. Gifted with a telescope at the age of 10 and with encouragement from my … more
The words above can be attributed to any number of things in my world. Photos I’ve taken, concerts I’ve attended, plays that I’ve seen… even columns that I have written, and … more
Long before the ‘60s and a little music festival called Woodstock, the Catskill’s attracted artists, writers, musicians and fans to our neck of the woods, where some came to visit, and … more
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s only natural that the memories flood my reverie even more than usual and although Mom is no longer here, not a day goes by… … more
Playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) once famously declared that “youth is wasted on the young,” and I’ve been known to quote his pithy comment on occasion, but … more
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