Shoe Song

Pile of old shoes. Shoes are marching through my mind like ducklings one after the other, noses to butt, in a long circling line that surround earth, and their clumping…

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The Pursuit of Happiness

by Bill Schlesinger Numerous studies link per capita energy consumption to the greater health and well-being of people in various nations worldwide.  Question is: does this correlation extend continuously from…

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Susan Hennelly loves drawing with a brush

by Kevin T McEneaney Dutchess county resident Susan Hennelly doesn’t feel like she is a whole human unless she is painting, creating, solving problems, or expressing her feelings and thoughts…

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Star-Gazing

by Kevin T McEneaney We have new pictures of the universe which show a large slice of immensity. With our super-roving space telescope we can see a fraction of creation.…

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At Bat

by Kevin T McEneaney Some days part of my brain doesn’t function; it’s hard to figure out the problem. Meditation often solves the problem; then renewed, my brain operates quite…

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Oil and water don’t mix

by Bill Schlesinger Each time an accidental spill coats thousands of seabirds with oil, worldwide opinion is galvanized against off-shore oil production.  Witness the wreck of the Exxon Valdez tanker…

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Penderecki Quartet Riddles at Music Mountain

From left: Jerzy Kaplanek, Jeremy Bell, Katie Schlaikjer, Victoria Schwartzman, Christine Vlajk by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday was the inauguration of Music Mountain’s signature summer series: Joseph Haydn’s Sun…

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Really Rosie Rumbles and Rocks at the Center

Curtain Bow by Kevin T McEneaney Really Rosie is a children’s musical with book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak, and music by Carol King, now playing in Rhinebeck at The…

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Aston Magna: J. S. Bach Does Puzzles at Hudson Hall

From left: Laura Jeppesen, Peter Sykes, Andrea Leblanc, Daniel Stepner by Kevin T McEneaney While, during his lifetime, J. S. Bach was not as famous as Vivaldi, Lully, or Handel,…

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