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Byline: By WILLEM LANGE

We had an overnight guest coming, which set the housekeeping staff (me) a-humming. I laundered the sheets and pillowcases in the guest room, hung a...

Monday this week, like the two days before it, was gray and drizzly. It was also the Feast of St. Francis, that cheerful, optimistic 13th-century...

As surely as sugaring presages the advent of spring, September slides into October with its usual seasonal observances: hillsides and mountains...

Column: Still chasing the train of time

9/21/21

When we were small boys, during the War, we rarely failed to make it to the Washington Avenue armory in Albany when we heard there was to be a...

Remember the Almanac Singers? Now, if you want higher wages let me tell you what to do: You got to talk to the workers in the shop with you ...Much...

During the 1950s, there was so much I wanted to do that I hated to waste daylight. So I did my traveling at night, in vehicles with little future...

Well, hasn’t this been a week! As if all our poor earth’s travails — environmental, geological, and political — weren’t enough, now we’re watching...

Column: A monument to lifesavers at sea

8/17/21

On a cool August morning — slowly lifting fog, light offshore breeze, more bearable than it’d been for several days —the crew and I showed up at...

Does anybody remember Betty Hutton, the singer and movie actress? Here’s something you might not have known about her till now: She wore 3½-inch...

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” This gag is usually attributed to Yogi Berra, and he did confirm that he’d said it. But it was...

There’s a distant sweet sound alive on the breezes coming from the south. It floats across the Florida Straits and is audible, I fervently hope, to...

I started writing this week’s column on a cool, soft, moist evening in central Vermont, with Kiki snoozing in the easy chair behind me, and the...

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