Springtime in New York

At lunch Friday with a magazine editor friend who has a place in Phoenicia, I was asked why I would want to spend a beautiful spring weekend in NY City...
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All Hopped Up (and Ready To Go): April playlist & audio file

Here is the playlist and the audio file for my latest radio show, broadcast on the last Wednesday of every month on WGXC. This show went out April 24, though...
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Shame on the Senate (the Senate as Sham)

“I know what a complicated issue is; I know what it feels like to take a tough vote. This was neither.” Gabby Giffords. Yesterday was an awful day to pretend...
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Boston Blues

The last time I had this many people check in on my well-being was September 11, 2001. I guess a lot of friends know that I have run the Boston...
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Sonoma Winter WINEland 7: Mazzocco

(Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6) After our trip to Ridge, we still had time to squeeze in one more winery on the Winter WINEland...
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The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies

Since moving upstate in 2005 I have tried desperately hard to become a better person. In the nature of the Woodstock environment, I have taken up zazen at the local...
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Background Check. A Meeting with Our Congressman on Gun Legislation

On Wednesday April 3, along with Nick Alba, from the Shandaken Democrats, and Marybeth Mills, proprietor of the renowned local restaurant Peekamoose and a mother of small children, I met with...
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All Hopped Up (and Ready To Go): March Playlist and audio file

Had a total blast presenting my monthly radio show last week. It was the first time I felt truly comfortable surrounded by so much equipment in a 100% live scenario....
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