All posts by Michael Perkins

Walking Woodstock: Leaving Glenford

Walking Woodstock: Leaving Glenford

From the air, Glenford is a pleasant scattering of roofs on the south slope of Ohayo Mountain. Some of its houses have splendid views of the sparkling Ashokan Reservoir. Glenford serves as a suburb of its famous sister hamlet, and is rapidly being gentrified.

Walking Woodstock: Writers’ Town?

Walking Woodstock: Writers’ Town?

If, as seems likely, Woodstock becomes known as a writer’s town, wannabe content providers will struggle harder to stay afloat as writers always have, but only the most successful scribblers will move into the spaces left by the artists. The rest may inhabit a new Bohemia, like the Maverick. Woodstock is becoming older, wealthier, and wordier.

Book Review: The Fall Guy

Book Review: The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is a thriller that belongs on the literary top shelf with Graham Greene and Charles McCarry, a thriller in the way Henry James’s “The Turn Of The Screw” is a ghost story. The thrills it offers are those of narrative and philosophy.