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When I was growing up, sometimes I would run late in the barn in the morning due to unforeseen circumstances—aka animals getting out of fences, pipes freezing, etc. I would have to go to school either in my barn clothes or clean clothes, but I would still smell of the barn, because I didn’t have time to take a shower.  more
ONLINE — A memorial to Marc Switko, the local artist, musician and healer who passed away recently, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 on Zoom. The link can be found at  … more
Even though Valentine’s Day has passed and spring has yet to commence, the call of the wild has been heard here in the mountains, and many creatures have already begun the mating dance. It … more
Food writers, chefs, and restaurant critics are a notoriously opinionated gang. Some examples: In Laurie Colwin’s book “Home Cooking,” she asserts, “As everyone knows, … more
Here’s a chance to wander back to the idyllic past and address a matter that might seem superfluous, given what’s happened in the last couple years. This column, from December 2019, … more
I’m trying… I swear I’m trying. But I gotta tell you, I am so sick of starting conversations with “In these difficult times…” that I could scream. You … more
It snowed the day before Halloween and it’s snowing now. Not a lot, of course, but the light dusting serves as a reminder of things to come: snow, ice and bitter cold await. How much of each … more
And just like that, summer draws to a close. Oh, sure, officially it ain’t over until September 22, but we in the Upper Delaware River region know it’s all downhill from here. And by … more
Well, you can physically go there, but when I looked up the meaning of that expression on the internet, my search revealed this observation: “You can’t truly go back to a place you once … more
Last week, we asked our Facebook followers what they thought about mail-in voting. The answer was: a lot. Mirroring a conversation happening on a national scale, many responded that mail-in voting is … more
This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote, we dedicate this week's editorial content to women opinion writers. With all the talk about the election and … more
Our country is torn apart by ideology, and this question lies at the heart of the division. We ask you to consider this question through the lens of a people living through a pandemic, looking for … more
Being an American means having the right to speak freely, especially when there is injustice. more
For me, right now, being an American means being nervous. Americans have plenty of things to be nervous about and these issues span all ideological divides. I am nervous about the pandemic, which … more
To be an American, you need to believe in change. To be a successful American, you must believe that you can be part of that change. America is about debate and differences. It’s new ideas and … more
The unending transformation of what “Americans” will become is a subtle dynamic. The heritage of an amalgam of our country as a historical underdog, and for the last 80 years, as a modern … more
In my lifetime, being an African American male, now in my sixth decade of life, has given me the opportunity to experience the world from many different perspectives: gender, ethnicity, religious … more
The collective American spirit is manifestly destined to escape its Manifest Destiny, which has wildly overgrown our sea-washed, sunset gates and now consigned itself to the material homestead. It … more
Let’s face it: I’m just a dog. Well, maybe not JUST a dog (HE says I’m “special”), but a dog nonetheless. I mean, sure, I went to school when I was a puppy and learned … more
LIBERTY, NY — It’s not often that River Reporter columnist Jonathan Charles Fox is left speechless, but learning that he had been named a Paul Harris Fellow did the job. Liberty Rotary … more
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