Category Archives: free lance writer

Speech – A Catskills Cantico

Alf’s benchmark regional history and a collection of essays Last Saturday evening I spoke at an event – 100 Years of Art in Woodstock – about the life of Alf Evers. This is a transcript of my speech: Good evening. … Continue reading

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A Halloween Ghost Story From Curacao

Curacao is an island in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. Blessed with temperatures in the 80s, sunny skies and beaches to rival the best in the world, this Dutch island has all that plus enough colonial heritage and … Continue reading

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Major Changes at Hope Farm Press

Just to make it official, folks. After 58 years of book shop operation, Hope Farm Press will only be selling Hope Farm imprints online. All my other titles have been sold to Inquiring Mind Book Store of Saugerties and New … Continue reading

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Slow cooker Smoked Turkey & White Bean Stew

From a savory Basque dish through a commercial soup reviewed in YELP as the best soup ever, comes this rich satiny smoked turkey stew. Continue reading

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I write Cruise Port Excursions

I’m hired to make the descriptions of those tours desirable – punch them up, so to speak – and make needed corrections. Continue reading

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Summer Hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Shawangunk Ridge runs roughly north and south from Stone Ridge to Ellenville on the west side of the Hudson River. It is most dramatically viewed from New Paltz, looking to the west at the tall rock cliffs rising up … Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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New film, Stand In, is a comedy/drama with heart

There’s a new comedy/drama called “Stand-In”, about modern life and the issues young women face balancing careers and relationships as they navigate their uncharted journey through adulthood. Vincent Parker and Elizabeth Drake, who stars in the film and is his … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … Continue reading

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