Mammoth Powder Part 3

A Mammoth Skiing Adventure Part 1 Part 2   Skiing is a curious sport. From the outside, it seems perfectly pointless. A close relative has asked me a few times,...
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Mammoth Powder: A Short Story (part 2)

Read Mammoth Rental: A Short Story (Part 1) here   I was standing on a precipice 11,000 feet above sea level. The temperature was nine below zero Farenheit with the...
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The Guns of Shandaken

On Monday night, I had the unpleasant experience of witnessing reactionary forces in action. The Town of Shandaken, here in the heart of the beautiful Catskill mountains, passed a resolution...
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A Light Never Goes Out in New Jersey

Another month, another event for A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths. This one to tie in with the 7th Annual Melody Bar Reunion. Facebook...
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Mammoth, The Rental: A Short Story

“You need an SUV.” The man at the Thrifty desk at LAX seemed as certain about my needs as I felt certain that he was trying to fleece me. “If...
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This is Radio Fletch

On Friday December 14, a day that will otherwise go down in American infamy, I played guest DJ on WGXC, a ‘hands-on radio’ station that serves Columbia and Greene Counties...
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The November 6 election: Every Vote Counted

I was as invested in the election of Ceclia Tkaczyk to our NY State Senate as I was in any race this past November. Among other attributes, Cecilia was serving...
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Demand A Plan

Today I e-mailed and snail-mailed the following letter, personalized, to my elected officials, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congressman Gibson, and President Obama. I also wrote separately to NY Assemblyman Cahill....
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