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Matt Spireng: a poetic epiphany

Matt Spireng: a poetic epiphany

“It (poetry) just hits me, an image or a phrase, and it starts to write itself. Most of my ideas come just when I’m going off to sleep, when my conscious-mind, my analytical and logical mind, is dozing off and sleep brings things, other things, out, brings things to a head, the unconscious, and I write them down…”

Uptown beats: Rhino Records store owner Rick Lange tells much, if not all

Uptown beats: Rhino Records store owner Rick Lange tells much, if not all

Richard Fredrick “Rick” Lange Jr. is usually seen hunched over the counter of his North Front Street store, Rhino Records, peering into his laptop’s screen and dropping thinly sliced, paper-dry wit on customers. The shelves of the Uptown Kingston shop are lined with more than the expected vintage albums and CDs. A respectable book collection ranges from tomes on 19th century Danish poetry to rock ’n’ roll journalism to how to start an anarchist movement on a budget.

Trip-of-a-lifetime completes the circle for a couple who met half a century ago at Mohonk Mountain House

Trip-of-a-lifetime completes the circle for a couple who met half a century ago at Mohonk Mountain House

It’s not often we get to retrace the steps we’ve taken on our path through life. The road is long and winding, and going back to revisit the stops along the way is not always possible. But for Gail and Paul Appeldorn, their 50th wedding anniversary this year brought the opportunity to do just that. And their “trip of a lifetime” included coming back to where it all started for them: New Paltz’s Mohonk Mountain House.