Category Archives: Catskilliana

politics, natural history, culture, and issues affecting the Catskill zone: Ulster, Greene, Delaware, and Sullivan counties

Going to the Maul

I wrote this several years ago, for an online magazine called Yoga Modern. I wanted to give it a share today, as I sit here stiff and sore from yesterday’s splitting, and discovered it is not to be found. I’m … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

I found ginseng the other day. I spend an inordinate amount of time in the woods, and almost all of that time is spent looking for, and/or looking at, stuff. I’ve looked for and found someone’s lost keys, a specific … Continue reading

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Hot Hiking: Yoga Pants Trail Runners Style

Hot yoga is silly. But at least it’s over in an hour or two. Hot hiking – say, for example, taking on 24+ mile trail on the hottest and most humid day so far this summer (temps above 90 in … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

It’s been quite a week, which is saying something since it is only 3:15 p.m. on a Monday. So far my day has included 5 abandoned sick puppies, disgruntled lobbyists, 2 fourteen year old dogs in need of rehoming, woodstove … Continue reading

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Losing Weight, Crazy Dog Lady Style

So I’m on a weight loss kick. My doctor does not think this is warranted but I’m vain enough to disagree. I miss my six pack abs (ok, they were only consistently a four pack with a Mom belly but … Continue reading

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The Twelve

  “Your ego is writing checks that your body can’t cover.” Ed Kirby, MD (my orthopedist) The Spark I’d been thinking about doing this hike for years. Some hikers get bitten by the bug – you look at a map … Continue reading

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How NOT to Hike Blackhead Mountain

4:13 a.m.: get up and pick your way to the bathroom stepping on or over at least 3 dogs. Take the maximum allowable dose of antacids for the GERD flareup you are experiencing. Pray that you’re having a GERD flare-up … Continue reading

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