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A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next by Tom Standage (Bloomsbury). The title’s a bit of a trick, I suppose. But the subtitle owns up: this is (yet … more
It seems that the darn deer are eating almost everything this summer and the worst is yet to come. You see, late August is the time that does start pushing their fawns away to start finding food … more
Films and television have given us a bevy of female superheroes to root for. Black Widow, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, and Elektra have all become memorable superheroes. But there are a few real … more
I arrived at my country home in time to hear the second Callicoon Center Band concert on Wednesday, August 11. Concerts were held in the Barn [1] at Callicoon Hills in Callicoon Center on every … more
Guest columnist, Charlotte’s recipe. Next week I’ll be featuring Grizzly Bagels out of Callicoon.  Dump. Stir. Bake. Frost. These easy steps sound like the directions for a box of … more
September is right around the corner, and with that comes the start of school and Library Card Sign-Up month! Library Card Sign-Up month began 34 years ago as a national campaign to get every child … more
When I first met six-year-old Oona, she acted somewhat aloof and I can’t say I blame her. We were in Callicoon and she was very busy playing with two friends: Charley, the four-year-old … more
Learning in Public by Courtney E. Martin (Little, Brown). This book will have you cringing when I’m only half through describing it—even as I’m telling you, well, but, you should … more
Before the Revolutionary War the 13 colonies were important to England for many reasons, foremost was the crops that could be grown here. Corn, cotton, sugar and hemp. Hemp, from Old English … more
I remember the opening sequence in the television show “The Twilight Zone.” As eerie music played, images such as an eyeball and spinning clocks moved across the black and white screen. … more
There is  nothing I personally like more than a family BBQ on my parent’s deck, having an ice cold drink and some of my dad’s famous ribs or Teriyaki glazed steak. My dad or … more
Like many people in our area, I enjoy a humble existence in the countryside with nary a thought as to how I got here aside from one day hauling a bunch of belongings from point A to B. And then … more
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