Category: writing

  • Charlie Watts

    This one hit pretty hard. It was unexpected, for one thing, and for another he was one of the founding fathers of my musical development. After The Beatles, there were The Stones, as every schoolboy knows. The Stones were bluesier, dirtier, nastier, and a lot rougher around those edges that the Beatles had smoothed down […]

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  • Adirondacks

    The Adirondack Park contains 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Laid end to end, they would circle the Earth at its equator with thousands of miles to spare. A few days ago I found myself floating in one of them. It is a good place to let the water have its way with you. Or […]

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  • Adirondack

    The word Adirondack is believed to come from a Mohawk word that means “eater of trees.” The park that bears its name covers over 6 million acres of land and has over 10,000 lakes within it, which breaks down to roughly one lake for every 13 year-round residents. In 1892, the park was established by […]

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  • War Is Over (If You Want It)

    One hundred years ago we were grinding our way between two world wars. The first one, coupled with a global pandemic, created the greatest loss of human life in history to that point. The second one would shatter that record. Two parts of the second one – the concentration camps of Germany and the atomic […]

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  • Trust

    The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. Ernest Hemingway Trust is the thing we have lost, and it is killing us. We trust no authority, a healthy impulse that has overgrown its usefulness, like taking too much medicine. We do not trust journalists, police officers, teachers, politicians, […]

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