The Perfect Upstate Day

The Perfect Upstate Day

Ah, Upstate. We certainly do not lack for haters. “The Simpsons.” CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. The late former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch. SNL star Pete Davidson. Just to name a few. But these people don’t know what they’re missing, (or, in...
Phasing Out Plastic

Phasing Out Plastic

I want to be a tree hugger. I felt like I was doing a pretty good job meeting that goal. I live in a relatively small house. We have a high-efficiency furnace and LED light bulbs. I bring my own bags to the grocery store. One of our family vehicles is a Prius. Another...
A Sublime Time at Chatham Summerfest

A Sublime Time at Chatham Summerfest

This past weekend, Chatham held its annual Summerfest, and for a change of pace, this year’s event was held on the surface of the sun. Okay, not really. But with heat index values well over 100 for the majority of the day, it might as well have been. Having said...