Topics include: Remembering Bill Schnitzer; Kudos to Cuomo; Amend Revolving Loan Fund?; Parkinson’s Disease support; and more.
While I waited in my car in the mall parking lot, I tried not to think about COVID. I thought about my friends, my dogs, my ex-girlfriends, dumplings (pan sautéed, not steamed), the new standing desk I got myself for Christmas, online dating, the most recent episode of the sci-fi show I was binging, whether or not the chocolate-dipped strawberries I ordered would arrive before Christmas. But my mind kept returning to COVID, like a baseball player who realizes he tried to steal a base a bit too late and then decides to double back. It was Thursday, Christmas Eve, and I had been exposed on Monday; still no symptoms of the virus.
Topics include: True democracy in peril; A time to take God’s side; No tax break, Kingstonian; Doing the library proud; and more.
It’s the most frequently asked question in amateur astronomy. Here, an astronomer offers some guidance.
Topics include: Water savings benchmark; 5G untested and unsafe; There is no climate vaccine; Wreaths Across America thanks; and more.
I met him when he joined a program I was facilitating in an Ulster County prison. Although he was younger than me, he looked ancient — an old man, old before his time. He hobbled into the room, in pain from sciatica with his 55 years locked up in airless spaces, with minimal good food and health care, bad teeth showing through a wane smile, sparse gray hair falling on his shoulders. Resignation and abdication were the expressions he wore, a surrender born of hopelessness.
Topics include: Thank you from the Boys & Girls Club; Time for We the People; Thank you, village staff; Remembering Srutiram; and more.
“Dear Sruti, longtime leader of the Woodstock kirtan community, you will be greatly missed, but your spirit and legacy will be dancing all around our little hamlet forever,” writes Marty Klein of Woodstock.
Topics include: Hope for the holidays; Capitalism’s quarantine only benefits the wealthy; Wishing Jen Metzger well; Remote learning not working; and more.
Topics include: Amazing volunteer firefighters; Georgia runoff; Covid vaccine; Vassar Brothers job cuts; and more.