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The Seduction of Snow

It’s snowing outside my office window as I write these words. That’s not been unusual this winter: I live in the Catskill Mountains, where snowfall should be prodigious: we have...
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All Hopped Up and Ready To Go

I hope everyone likes the above book cover design, as it’s the one we’re going with… Personally, I love it; I was thrilled when I saw the mock-ups, as I...
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I Witness

Cooper Lake, January 24, 2009, 1:35pm. Click on image above for full size photograph....
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Catskills Corner: We’ve joined the modern world

One of the perverse joys of living in the Mount Tremper area this last year and a half has been the lack of cell phone coverage. There’s something reassuringly old-fashioned...
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Why I (Still) Store Wine: Southern Rhônes 1998

Having finally completed my home cellar and retrieved many of my wines from storage, I’ve recently been opening up some of my Southern Rhônes from 1998, a particular warm and...
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My Top 10 Songs of 2008

Singles – to the extent that they still exist – offer a lot more leeway for one’s end-of-year round-up than do albums. You can pick a passing fancy with less...
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I Witness

Willow Community Church, Jan 24, 1:35pm...
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My Top 10 Albums of 2008 (and the Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll)

I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to a Top 10 List for 2008 were it not for wanting my votes to count in the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop...
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