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Spring Speeds By (Stillwater Diary)

In late April and early May, work, fun and a Labrador health emergency kept us in New York, or sent us home from Stone Ridge at 3:00 am (no traffic on the Thruway or in town, as we drove though … Continue reading

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Spring’s Mood Swings (Stillwater Diary)

It was end of the afternoon on Friday when we arrived in Stone Ridge, nearly 80º, with spectacular fast moving clouds, the Hudson Valley sky that Frederick Church and Thomas Cole painted. The forsythia, viburnum and aristocrat (yes, I saw the … Continue reading

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As it Was at “Howards End,” So It Is in This Post (Stillwater Diary)

James Ivory’s 1992 film, “Howards End,” was adapted from E.M. Foster’s eponymous 1910 novel–often cited as his masterpiece–dealing with class, property, love and friendship in turn-of-the (last)-century England. Although I only vaguely recall the details of the story, I (think that I) precisely … Continue reading

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