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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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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The United States of America

This past August and September, our family took a road trip across the United States of America, traveling to Burning Man and back. Leaving New York (never easy), we traveled...
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Think Global, Act Local: Vote Obama. And Cecilia.

Apparently there’s a Presidential Election taking place on Tuesday, although you could be forgiven for not knowing as much if you drive around my part of the Catskills. This morning,...
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Summer Hitlist 1: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Since the end of World War II and the Decline of Empire, Great Britain has been suffering from a severe identity crisis, a seemingly relentless and fruitless search for self...
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The Miners’ Hymns: An Audio-Visual Masterpiece

Serendipity. While in New York City last Saturday, hoping to kill time between a charity wine tasting in the afternoon and a dinner with friends in the evening, I skimmed...
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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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Calendar of posts

June 2021