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Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach (Henry Holt). Lovely novel, smart and sweet and racked with grief, by a writer the column has, clearly inexcusably, neglected. The one who … more
You don’t need clowns on Memorial Day. You don’t need bands, floats and cheerleaders. I don’t even think you need a parade. There’s not a lot to cheer … more
Well, we are getting towards the end of May and the Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Like many of you, I plan on having friends over for the holiday weekend so my lawn had to be mowed. With the … more
I know this weather has been so beautiful lately, but the pollen brought by the spring bloom has been absolutely overwhelming. Still, nothing gets me more in a mood for hearty soup than a good … more
If you are a craftsman of any sort, you have undoubtedly experienced a time when you made a slip and cried out, “Oh no! I’ve ruined it!” Whether you were working with pottery or … more
A classic song by Joni Mitchell contains the lyrics “go round and round and round, in the circle game.”   In the movie “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” … more
On Friday, August 8, 1902, the surviving members of the 28th New York Volunteer Regiment held their annual reunion at the National Cemetery in Culpeper, Virginia.  Among those attending that … more
110 YEARS AGO - 1912 The Isaac Walton Fishing Club of Callicoon started on their annual outing to Stevensville on Tuesday evening, fully equipped with “Bait,” tents and other good things … more
I got a call from Martha Worzel who is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. She wanted me to remind everyone that the Ladies from the Auxiliary will be out in front of … more
How is it possible that Memorial Day weekend is coming up this week? I am so excited to kick off the summer months. This winter sure was long, so I am looking forward to barbecues, get togethers, … more
My grandmother’s diary of 1913 spanned one full year. The longest entry was entitled My Only Secret. It begins with, “when I went to school…” a reference to her being … more
Birthday wishes to Mike Freaney, Claudia Dietz, Diane Lorino, Jonathan Fox, Scott McBride, Jake Rubin, Maureen OMeara, Eric Kashan, Cindy Kashan, Ira Frankel, Ruby Gold, Blake Levine, Judy Bernstein, … more
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