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Because it’s typically non-invasive and health building, I’ve always preferred an alternative approach to medicine. That’s why I recently sought a Chinese herbalist whom I’ll … more
Andre, my spouse (sounds like something that comes out of a whale, right?) recently formed the band, Irish Hitmen, with Doug Rogers on accordion and vocals, and Roger Brinkerhoff on upright bass. … more
“Your cousin, Andrea, held my hand during your uncle’s funeral,” mom began. She’s a man now; a police officer just like her dad was. And she calls herself Andy. Can you pick … more
At the winter farmers market held in Callicoon’s Youth Center, you can find almost anything; baked goods, trout both smoked and freshly fileted, mushrooms, spirits, cheeses and other dairy … more
In 1943, 'Project Y,' the Manhattan Project's secret laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the development and production of the atomic bomb under the direction of J. Robert Oppenheimer, … more
It’s a long time since I’ve been invited to a wedding. So long that I suspect people don’t really want me at their weddings and probably for good reason. I can be socially awkward … more
“You shot out like a bullet,” mom says of my slick birthing maneuver on February 14th, 1956. “Because your head was pointy like a bullet.” And then she adds, “Oh, and … more
Quick as a blackjack dealer, we divvied up the name Venus Fly Trap. Without question, Venus went to Soozie though I secretly felt I could be Venus. And before I begged no, Lisa more than … more
Mom sends me an old black and white photo of her on a fluffy white pony. In the picture, she looks about four years old, maybe five. The pony is soft and cuddly like a plush toy with a black and … more
Now that medical marijuana is legal in 39 states (NY and PA included as well as our Capitol D.C.), and is also recreationally legal in 21 states plus D.C., I think we can talk. I grew up in a time … more
I come home to a message on my answering machine from the big boss at the paper. I figure I must be in trouble…again. After all, I did write about the company picnic, but that was so long ago. … more
During Christmas dinner with friends, a car, headlights gleaming, stops in front of the house. We’re not expecting anyone else. In fact, we just finished the main course. Someone gets out of … more
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