Beth Peck of Narrowsburg, NY

The passing of Dorothee Holmstrup of Pompton Plains, NJ and Beach Lake, PA at the age of 101 prompts admiration of her important contribution to the formation of Tusten-Cochecton Library. Dottie …

Denise Connolly of White Lake, NY

My grandmother Gussie was born in Minsk Russia. She only had a fifth-grade education, but I found her to be a lot smarter than some people who had many more years of schooling. She married my …

Tom Kappner of Kenoza Lake, NY

We must stop demonizing those who do not agree with us. Not every Republican is a follower of  QAnon, and not every Democrat wants to turn the country into a socialist gulag. We must …

Denise Connolly of Smallwood, NY

‘The Seed’ by Nancy Wells of Damascus, PA

Courtney Conner of Damascus, PA

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, I was limping home up 3rd Avenue and 97th Street in NYC at about 2:30 pm. I had just completed teaching my 13th dance and/or pilates class in two days; I taught 25 dance and …

What’s good about 2020?

Hope for the Holidays: ‘Goodbye to All That (I Hope)’

Hope for the Holidays: ‘Awakened’

The unique percussion of a solitary woodpecker carried from woods behind our winter-tight house, penetrated the insulated bedroom.   Repetition, from distant, familiar …

Hope for the Holidays: ‘Shine a Light’

The holiday lights around town seem brighter and more ambitious this year. As we approach the solstice and the darkness both literally and metaphorically seems overpowering, we are fighting back. Our …

Hope for the Holidays

It is my hope that in the not too distant future We can live in  a world Where we can all, easily and comfortably, live in the present.