Racines – Roots – Wurzeln

Racines – Roots – Wurzeln

It wasn’t an uncommon sight, for those of us raised in Europe, to spy brightly dressed Americans gazing in rapt concentration at old gravestones in churchyards in search of their “roots.” In the not terribly distant past, when people immigrated … Continue reading

Spring: An Old Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Mushrooms

Spring: An Old Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Mushrooms

I never believed that whole equinox thing — spring never arrives in March in the Hudson Valley. For a time I thought April first (opening day of trout season) was the real first day of spring, but that, invariably, was a cruel joke for flyfisherfolk. … Continue reading

<span class="caps">AN</span> <span class="caps">EVENING</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> <span class="caps">NEIL</span> <span class="caps">GAIMAN</span> and <span class="caps">AMERICAN</span> <span class="caps">GODS</span> at <span class="caps">BARD</span>’S <span class="caps">FISHER</span> <span class="caps">CENTER</span>

AN EVENING WITH NEIL GAIMAN and AMERICAN GODS at BARD’S FISHER CENTER

BARD FISHER CENTER PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR NEIL GAIMAN AND AMERICAN GODS Program Includes Sneak-​​​​Peek Preview of Starz’s forthcoming American Gods Television Series and Conversation with Executive Producer Bryan Fuller. In a special evening program, Professor in the Arts Neil … Continue reading

<span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">ORCHESTRA</span> <span class="caps">NOW</span> — <span class="caps">WINTER</span> <span class="caps">CONCERTS</span>– 2017

THE ORCHESTRA NOW — WINTER CONCERTS– 2017

Highlights Include New York City Performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, and a Special Presentation of Bernstein’s Candide at the Fisher Center at Bard College The Orchestra Now (TON) will offer a busy schedule of … Continue reading

The Dorsky in Spring: Four new exhibitions will run from Feb. 4 until May 21

The Dorsky in Spring: Four new exhibitions will run from Feb. 4 until May 21

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m., the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz will host a public reception for the opening of its four spring exhibitions: Intimately Unfamiliar: New Work by SUNY New Paltz Art Faculty … Continue reading

Financial Freedom Equals De-​​​​Cluttering

Financial Freedom Equals De-​​​​Cluttering

With the New Year upon us, you’ve probably made — or thought about making — some resolutions. “Getting organized” is a common goal, but you may not have considered it in terms of your financial life. Though it’s often overlooked, getting your financial documents in … Continue reading

Oysters

Oysters

Before building a stone-​​​​wall in our backyard, part of the hillside had to be dug away. One morning, I noticed something white sticking out of the exposed strata, a foot or so below the surface. Once it was rinsed off, a gleam of nacre … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span> March

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY March

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): I predict that you will have earned the title of Master Composter no later than March 26. Not necessarily because you will have packed your food scraps, wilted flowers, coffee grounds, and shredded newspapers in, say, a deluxe … Continue reading