Tag Archives: upstate New York

The Writing Was on the Wall

“It was a bright and sunny day….” I have no idea what possessed me, and it was definitely indicative of my future, but one day…I wrote an entire story…on the outside wall of our Lake Clear house. This had to … Continue reading

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Saranac Lake Central High School, 1979: Discus Throwing 101

In 1979, my senior year of high school, I was running a two-mile run in a track meet at our high school, Saranac Lake Central High School, or “SLCHS.” The starter hit the gun, and off we went! Now, in … Continue reading

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A Bird on the Head is Worth….

I don’t know how old I was, but I’m sure it was young teenagerhood. It was a winter’s day in 1970-something, and I had been outside, bundled up in my usual upstate NY winter gear, including gloves and a knit … Continue reading

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Flashing Lights

What is it about the dark and flashing lights? With all this winter going on this year, comes the need for snow plows. They kinda fascinate me. When I get up at Oh-Dark-Thirty, I’ll sometimes hear them as they rumble … Continue reading

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New York State Vacation 2019 – North Country Waterfalls

Last month my wife and I went back to see my folks in upstate NY. When were weren’t hanging out at the house, we were driving out and about, as usual, but lately have taken up “Waterfall Huntin’,” as I’ve … Continue reading

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NYS Honeycrisp Apples

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to the North Country Honeycrisp—and I loved it. I say “North Country,” because I’ve had “Colorado” versions and they taste nothing like the ones I had upstate. And when I went back … Continue reading

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New York Vacation 2017 – North Country Waterfalls

This is my final post about our August vacation. There are plenty of waterfalls in upstate New York—in the area known as “The North Country,” there are 40, according to the book, Waterfalls of New York State. I’ve only seen … Continue reading

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