Monthly Archives: June 2011

From Slabsides to Gowanus

The old adage holds true: to meet interesting people, go to interesting places. On the front porch of Slabsides, John Burroughs’s rustic writing cottage that still sports bark on its logs, I met James Walsh at an open house in … Continue reading

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An Englishman in Woodstock

In recent book review Dwight Garner of the The New York Times contrasted the “old, weird America” of forgotten history and folk music that fueled the imaginations of Bob Dylan and the Band during their time together in Woodstock, a … Continue reading

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Mount Guardian: A Favorite Woodstock Hike

(The following appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of Adirondac published by the Adirondack Mountain Club as one of “12 Inspiring Backyard Hikes.”) A Walk Through Mountain Laurel: The Catskills’ Mt. Guardian Okay, here’s my beef: the Catskills have 355 … Continue reading

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