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It wasn’t that long ago that folks in this area wanted people to forget the term “Borscht Belt.” They said it gave a negative connotation. Didn’t want to bring it up. … more
Nothing screams summer like chicken off the grill (or bbq pit if you’re my dad), and some side summer salads.   My best friend April is notorious for having the best bbqs. She makes … more
  Last Sunday I went blueberry picking first thing in the morning before the heat of the day set in. I have a row of blueberry bushes that my grandfather planted back in the nineteen seventies … more
There is an oft-cited expression in the entertainment industry that says, “Timing is Everything.” It is also used in everyday life to evoke the image that the outcome of events is … more
My wife and I took a drive on Sunday around the county so that I could check out to see how the area apple trees looked. I have a few roadside trees that provide me with a bounty of fruit in the … more
A friend called, “Everyone’s grousing about the UPS box that went missing from Main Street Callicoon!” he shouts before adding, “And I think you should find out what … more
As we reach the peak of watermelon season, it’s a great time to experiment with these hydrating fruits. Watermelon is known for its high water content, offering natural relief from the heat … more
Last week I mentioned cleaning up all the leaf litter left behind from the gypsy moth caterpillars. My woods was not only filled with this leaf litter, but also the leaves from years gone by. Whoever … more
I have a binder that contains treasured possessions of some memorable moments of my past. Inside are ticket stubs from events I attended over the years. I have the ticket stub from the old Yankee … more
  A few days ago, my friend, Amalia called me to ask if I was going to the fourth of July parade and festivities that takes place in my town at Memorial Park.   When Jimmy was still … more
R: I understand you wrote to Elvis.   A: Yes R: How old were you? A: I’m gonna say I was nine or ten years-old. R: And how did you find his address? A: I … more
Yard work, some people hate it, while others love it. I tend to be in the later camp, loving to putter around in my backyard when the weather will allow it. Now that the gypsy moth caterpillars have … more
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