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It’s A Beautiful Day…

The Iraq war just passed the four-year mark with no sign of ending anytime soon, young British Islamists are up in court denying that they tried to murder fellow British...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: The Mountain Sports Special

It’s a pain to dig out of, but snow is one of nature’s most beautiful designs. Rockin’: A Friday in mid-March brings 21 inches of snow Shockin’: This brings the...
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Winter Wonderland

I was pissed off I couldn’t ski this weekend. (At least until I saw the car park at Hunter, by far the most crowded it’s been all year. A holiday...
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Friday Friends

Happy Birthday to Hunter Ski Bowl co-founder Orville Slutzsky, who turned 90 this last Tuesday and was given a great gift from God: the first snow-storm of the winter. Somewhere...
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The Private Cinematic Reel

The Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Movie Theater in Hunter is a hidden treasure, showing one “independent” movie alongside one “mainstream” movie every Thursday through Monday nights, with matinees on Sundays. We...
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Never Complain About The Absence Of Winter…

…Unless you’re willing to deal with its arrival. The temperature this morning when we got up was a brisk -4ºF (-15ºC); the high for the day will be a glorious...
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Whither Winter?

It’s snowing as I type this. There should be nothing unusual about that statement – it’s late at night in early January and I live in the Catskills mountains in...
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All I Want For New Year Is A House

The online diary that would have made the most interesting reading this past year is the one I chose to keep private. As some of you may know, and others...
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