“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.” – Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
HealthAlliance’s mandate to treat everyone who walks through its doors means its emergency room often has to tend to persons not suffering an acute health crisis but, rather, dealing with a complicated mix of homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse, with some patients clocking over 100 visits a year.
During the next three months, from now through September, Venus will visibly shift to the left. Each evening at nightfall, it will still hover at about the same height. But it will continually migrate south, or leftward, as it marches through the zodiac through Cancer, Leo, Virgo and into Libra.
Alan Alda says, “Doorways are where the truth is told.” At some point, we all find ourselves in the doorway from this earthly plane to the next. Some of us are closer than others.
Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17: More than any other established music festival, the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is directly associated with activism and the environmental movement via the imprimatur of its founder, Pete Seeger. This year’s performers include Jeff Tweedy, Rhiannon Giddens, Ani DiFranco, The Mavericks, Beth Orton and They Might Be Giants.
t#16: When I have a smooth customer service transaction, I never take it for granted and ask to speak to the supervisor to report it.
This interior glimpse will yield two words that I wish were different: progression and swelling. My tumors are squatters, sprawled out, feet up on the table, defiant, undaunted by previous attempts to evict them.
Saturday, June 2: Tour-goers will visit simple farmsteads and houses from the Federal period, three-bay side-hall and five-bay center-hall structures. Seven of the town’s most interesting and unusual vernacular structures in a range of period styles dating to the 19th and 20th centuries will be featured, with the Greek Revival aesthetic and the diversity of its expression in the region a recurring theme.
The route linking the Hudson Valley Rail Trail to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail was unveiled earlier this month in New Paltz. The route will use newly constructed off-road walkways as well as existing roads. When complete next spring, bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to ride from the Walkway Over the Hudson to the village of New Paltz, and from there to Wallkill or Kingston.
During the two-hour tours, riders will pedal in groups on the train tracks from the Phoenicia railway museum to Mount Pleasant and back, Thursdays through Sundays.