River Muse
The Art Garden

Art has always been a part of my life, from early childhood to today. My mother wanted to live her life as an artist, but was dissuaded vigorously by her mother and by circumstance. She was a single …

Making a house a home

I’m reading Melissa Gilbert’s midlife memoir, “Back To The Prairie,” to my niece. We are sitting on the couch in the living room in my house on the river, and Gilbert’s tale sends me back to my first year in Narrowsburg.

Away from it all

I’m “getting away from it all,” as we say. Going on vacation is supposed to mean forgetting your worldly troubles, your daily responsibilities, pretending (if only for a week) to be carefree.