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Rockin’ and Shockin’: The New York City edition

Rockin’: Hitting up New York City for a few days. Shockin’: That it’s my first time (t)here for two months: the longest I’ve been away from New York City since...
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3 Feet High and Rising

The second snowstorm in three days leaves us more than guaranteed a white Christmas… Check our garden chairs for evidence of just how much of the white stuff fell our...
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Thanksgiving Weekend: The Outdoor Edition

1) THURSDAY: Hiking. Climbing Mount Tremper with the wife over Thanksgiving lunchtime. Snow kicks in around the 1500 foot mark. By the time we reach the top, there’s a foot...
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Ski Seasoning

In an ideal season, our local ski mountains open the weekend after Thanksgiving. These last few winters have been less than ideal: two years ago, we didn’t get decent conditions...
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Phoenicia: A Real Arts Community

I got the hard drive back. And I got offers of about eight different Mac loaners from local friends in the Phoenicia area: who knew so many people had old...
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Back Up!

We got hit by a mega-storm earlier this week; heavy rain and high winds buffeting our part of the Catskills and turning to blizzard conditions at higher altitude. The snow...
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Fall On Me

This past weekend was surely the most beautiful I’ve ever seen in the Catskills. Three solid days of unending sunshine served to illuminate fall foliage that, thanks both to the...
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Too Stupid To Know Better

As a writer, I’m allowed to embellish: it’s called poetic license. I do occasionally exercise these rites while penning my posts. But as regards my last missive, about this year’s...
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