The new possible Boreas Ponds tract plan…

For the past two years, I’ve visited the breathtaking Boreas Ponds in the Adirondack Mountains.   I’ve hiked the 3 1/2 miles from the Gulf Brook Road parking through the old logging roads, past the LaBier Flow, through more logging roads and old hunting cabins … and then I see it.  That amazing view of the…

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Donald Trump and latrine politics

This is not normal.  Not by any circumstances. But the fact that national newscasters are quoting President Trump’s comments that describe the nation of Haiti and African nations, and quoting him as saying they are “shithole nations” – ugh. Let’s make this clear.  We should not be at the point where I have to hear…

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Chuck’s Best Blog Moments of 2017

Well, wasn’t THIS an interesting year? With new directions and new achievements and new everything, 2017 was a year for my blog like none before. So let’s recap ten moments – great and challenging – from this year in blogging, shall we? And let’s start with…

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He picked for small crumbs on Christmas Day…

The snow came down in big, clumpy, freezing torrents.  Christmas morning.  And he was outside, with no home, no family, no gifts, no compassion, no nothing. He looked around.  Christmas was everywhere … festive lights strung on house porches, loads of parked cars in front of family dwellings, the sounds of children laughing and cheering,…

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