Happy trails

Happy trails

Sunday morning, for the first time in more than year, I found myself once again at a race starting line. My head was still a little foggy after a fantastic meal al fresco at Morgan & Co., and the impromptu RV dance party that followed, the previous evening, but...
Barns, beer and (sun)bathing

Barns, beer and (sun)bathing

I think we can all agree that Summer 2020 is a season unlike any we’ve ever experienced. Everything else aside, the weather has been particularly intense with sunshine and humidity making for hot days and muggy nights. My house gets a lot of sun and it challenges me...
Covid curriculum

Covid curriculum

Let me begin by saying I am not a school administrator nor would I ever want to be one, especially right now. I’ve always felt the best part of working in education is contact with kids and I would miss that immensely if I were in a bureaucratic position rather than...
Hiking Highland

Hiking Highland

Author’s note: Maybe, as Liz suggested, “hiking” is too glorified a word. It’s probably more trekking, but, please –  indulge me. New York has some great hiking. The Appalachian Trail and the high peaks in the Adirondacks hold real appeal for folks who enjoy the...
Summer superpowers

Summer superpowers

Even without in-person, end of the school year events, there’s no doubt that Summer 2020 has arrived. The last few days have been downright swampy and the hum of window ac units nearly drowns out the noise of cars on the Thruway 3 blocks away from my house. Yes,...