The Hudson Valley is a great place to pick your own apples or buy them by the peck. Here’s a rundown of local orchards in Ulster, Dutchess and Columbia counties. (With map)
Need an urban area? We have it. Need a suburban street? Have it. Apple orchard or farm? Yup. Shoot on the water? We can do that. Seasonal shooting? Winter, summer, spring or fall. All of it.
A festival is a leap into the unknown. Be bold.
Some days it’s a snow globe, others a wet mess, but always an economy
Good writing and publishing, McPherson told me, meant “engaging with the culture in a way that means you’re part of an ongoing dialogue where the work stays alive. I’ve always addressed that area of writing and reading. The purpose of literature is to change someone or something in our society. I consider that of the highest value.”
The period between the New Year and spring is ideal to take things slower and find simpler pleasures. For many of us, it’s an economic imperative.
Now that I’m 35 and a courthouse away from near-marriage, it’s time to dig in my heels and resign myself
I calm myself down by pretending that I really know how my future will turn out. I will turn out a failure. This gives me a brief jolt of panic, but I slide through it.
I love winter. It is so fresh and beautiful and sparkling white. In winter you get stuck inside a lot, though, and that can be boring. So I cooked up some ideas that you can do for entertainment. I really hope you think my ideas are worth trying.
Warning: trees may begin speaking to you. It happened to me after six years here. Nowadays, a tree in my back yard offers me advice almost daily. I asked her if she wished to speak for this article, and she said (to all of you), “Do everything slowfully.”