On a night that felt borderline oppressive in the city, I loaded up my wagon with lots of water, towels and Jeter and headed south to Schodack Island State Park for the first trail run of the summer season. One of my summer goals is to make at least half of these runs and, so … Continue reading ARE – Summer Trail Series, Week 1
It probably wasn't coincidence that I heard that Springsteen song not once, but twice, on my way to the 35th reunion of my 8th grade class, right? There probably isn't a song more appropriate for getting together with classmates and reminiscing about shared childhoods than that nugget that made its debut the same year I … Continue reading Glory Days – Greenwood Lake Middle School’s Class of 1980
Memorial Day weekend probably seems like the ultimate cliché when it comes to traveling a couple of hours (or more) to revisit one's childhood. Not to take anything away from our nation's true heroes, but surviving our teenaged years in the small village of Greenwood Lake made us veterans of an entirely different sort. Since … Continue reading What home feels like
In a weekend blooming with fun and old friends, here are a few of the beautiful sights my eyes took in... The other beautiful "stuff" is going to take a little longer to unupload.
After 92 episodes, Mad Men is finished. My weekly date with Don Draper is no longer on my calendar and I'm already feeling the void. *Sigh*. It was a good run. I can't recall who originally convinced me to start watching the series, which is a shame. I owe them a sincere thank you for … Continue reading It’s over – and I’m sad
With one child headed to college in a few months and another who constantly places clean clothes in the dirty laundry hamper rather than (re)folding it and putting it away in his dresser, I’m thinking it is time for me to allow both of them to enjoy one of adulthood’s greatest responsibilities – laundry. I’m … Continue reading Dirty laundry
1. Eat and drink at Nine-Pin Cider’s Dine’n 2. Dinner at 15 Church Street. 3. Paddleboarding on Saratoga Lake 4. A day hike in the Catskills with my camera. 5. Host a party on my new and improved deck 6. Get to a Soul Cafe dinner 7. Volunteer to prepare a meal at the Ronald … Continue reading Fifteen ideas for Summer 2015