Dawn Pearls

by Kevin T McEneaney   After hard rain, silence shudders awesome. Even regular morning birds don’t sing. One imagines that such silence echoes like a boulder rolling down a mountain.…

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Plastics Everywhere

Plastic waste mountain by Bill Schlesinger With increasing frequency, we hear of the accumulation of plastic waste and its persistence in the global environment. This is not a newly emerging…

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Shostakovich & Dawson at Bard Sosnoff

Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now by Kevin T McEneaney This past weekend Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater resounded with The Orchestra Now in a distinctively American/Russian program. Despite being a…

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At Stissing Center The Lucky Five Become Six

by Kevin T McEneaney If you spent Friday evening at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, then you must have felt lucky because the performance of The Lucky 5 was…

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Uhtna

by Kevin T McEneaaney In English there’s no word for pre-dawn blue, but there once was in old Anglo-Saxon, uhtna which indicates they rose early to plunder their neighbor’s goods…

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Cassatt Quartet at Music Mountain

by Kevin T McEneaney Misty weather from Ireland’s Wicklow Hills magically drifted over Falls Village, CT, last Sunday supplying atmospherics complimentary to Amy Marcy Cheney Beach’s romantic inclination. As prelude,…

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The Sherman Ensemble in Full Swing

Susan Rotholz, Eliot Bailen, Paul Woodiel by Kevin T McEneaney The Sherman Ensemble at St. Andrews Church in Kent opened Friday evening with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Divertissement No. 2, Op.…

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Crescendo in Open Air

Christine Gevert with Crescendo members by Kevin T McEneaney On the afternoon of September 3 at Lion’s Pavilion, Veterans Field, Sharon, CT, with mild, nearly autumnal, sunshine, Director Christine Gevert’s…

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Life in Florida

by Kevin T McEneaney At the high-rise condo they are experimenting with magnetic fields to protect themselves from the Delta Covid virus. At my golf club we delete from membership…

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Soil Carbon Sequestration

by Bill Schlesinger A lot of folks wonder why I am not a big advocate of soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change.  After all, it is widely recognized (and…

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