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Musings On A September Mourning

It had been such a perfect summer. My wife Posie and I decided not to travel abroad this year but to stay local and make the most of all that...
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iJamming!: An Update

It’s been a month since I last posted anything at iJamming!, which may be a record. Seems like an explanation and an update might be in order. When I started...
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Cooperstown Brewing

After stopping in at Brewery Ommegang (see previous post), I continued just a couple of miles down Route 33 to Cooperstown Brewing. The difference between the breweries could hardly be...
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Brewery Ommegang

While in Cooperstown this month for the Rural Schools Conference, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to stop in on the area’s biggest tourist attraction. No, not the Baseball Hall...
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ROCK 66!

As a final tie-in from our 1966 party two weeks ago, and on the eve of a local reading and discussion I’m participating in about the British Invasion this very...
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SOUL 66!

Worked too hard on that 1966 party last week to let my nine-hour iTunes mix go underplayed. So I’ve compiled of some of the better but mostly obscure soul cuts...
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Why we run/hike the Catskills…

…To get a view like this. Looking north across Kaaterskill Clove from Poet’s Ledge, Sunday June 26. (Route 23A winding up the mountain beneath us.) Click on image for larger...
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Birds of a Feather: The Young Rascals and the Small Faces

When I got hold of their Ultimate Collection double CD a few years back, I gained a new appreciation for one of my favourite British bands of the 1960s, the...
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