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Homework is not that easy

May 21, 2013 One of the advantages of folks having access to the Internet at home is that some of us can work right at our own dining room tables. Working at home, or from home, makes life easier for some peopl. more »»

In a forest without rain

May 7, 2013 When spring comes to the Adirondacks without its traditional rains, the season opens differently. more »»

Where the wild things live

April 23, 2013 The very first light of day pours in my window this morning, warming the back of my hand. more »»

Figuring out Adirondack Aprils

April 9, 2013 April is the time of year when many Adirondackers are up in the air about what to do. more »»

A sleepy little town

March 26, 2013 When I woke up and looked out the window in my son’s lower Manhattan apartment, there was not a tree or mountain to be seen. more »»

Off in search of spring

March 12, 2013 I know something is different when I can go outside to fill my bird feeders and I don’t have to put on boots, hat, scarf, mittens and coat to do so. more »»

Slipping away for the weekend

February 26, 2013 I had plans to get away for the weekend, but the weather forecast was for snow showers turning to flurries. I wondered what that meant. more »»

Reflections on a frigid morning

February 12, 2013 It’s morning, between 7 and 8 a.m: Still 20 below. Steam is rising from the river as it babbles by. more »»

Out my winter window

January 29, 2013 By the time these words appear in the paper, our recent bitter spell will have passed. Folks who have lived here a long time blink, put one of their extra layers aside, and move on. more »»

Ponds in winter

January 15, 2013 Two weeks ago, we drove our sons to their ride back to the city, and from there, to flights back to their homes. more »»

This time of year, this year

December 18, 2012 Here is the setting: a quiet spot by an Adirondack river, early morning, almost winter solstice. more »»

December in these woods

December 4, 2012 December is upon us. What are the characteristics of December unfolding in the Adirondacks? It’s a mixture of nature and man’s overlay of community, survival and historical celebration. more »»

Thoughts on giving thanks

November 20, 2012 Staring down at a cold morning on Keese Mills Road, the early sun illuminates frosty branches of the trees in the forest. more »»

Adapting to November

November 6, 2012 Welcome back to standard time! I have one clock I always leave on standard time, even when we borrow an hour of daylight every sprin. more »»

Diary of a ride on the rails

October 23, 2012 It’s 8 a.m. As I sit quietly in a train in Penn Station, in midtown Manhattan, my fellow travelers begin to pull their suitcases and bags through the train, looking for their seats. more »»

Coming in for the season

October 9, 2012 Early this morning, for the last time this year, I went out to the deck and pulled old sheets off the houseplants which have made their home outdoors since Jun. more »»

Appreciation comes home

September 25, 2012 Over the weekend I had the privilege of working at the 14th annual Arts and Healing Retreat held at Great Camp Sagamore. Sponsored by the nonprofit Creative Healing Connections Inc. more »»

Bears live here, too

September 11, 2012 Eleven years ago I was at work as copy editor at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise when terrible events unfolded in New York City. more »»

Learning from trees

August 28, 2012 On the day I considered my last day of summer vacation before school started, I took a walk up the St. Regis Mountain trail. more »»

How others see us

August 14, 2012 Summer weekends in the Adirondacks can be peaceful and serene. Or not. Our weather this summer has been dramatically warm, and our thunderstorms have been powerful and sometimes brutal. more »»



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