Antonia Shoumatoff: A walk through the meadow at Hudsonia, an institute which studies biodiversity. They provide classes to the public. The World Peace Sanctuary has been sculpting the land to make it attractive to butterflies.
June 15, 2016
Stephen Kaye: Cuba is large and underpopulated and there are still signs of a plantation economy. There is a total shortage of capital and the infrastructure is antique, but people are happy.
June 8, 2016
Antonia Shoumatoff: Millerton's Hunter Bee antique dealers are self-described as "quirky" and are part of the renaissance of antique interest. Millerton now offers one-stop shopping for decorators. Hunter Bee is staging readings and public events at the shop.
May 25, 2016
Stephen Kaye: Current editorial by Bill Schliessinger, and E. O. Wilson's article in NYT, point out loss of habitat reduces biodiversity. Expanding nature preserves would be a step in the right direction.
Antonia Shoumatoff: We were invited to a synagogue in Amenia, built in the 1920's, which is receiving a grant from a landmarks conservancy and it is undergoing renovations.
May 18, 2016
Stephen Kaye: An exciting visit to the studio of artist Dustin Yellen at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, which features large works with objects encased in glass. His works are intended to allow global overcoming of communication gaps.
May 11, 2016
Stephen Kaye: Michael Kelsey was a valuable and reliable resource while he was a TMI columnist. The Poughkeepsie Journal's coverage of his trial has been journalistically irresponsible.
Antonia Shoumatoff: The Poughkeepsie Journal has not mentioned the many positive contributions of Michael Kelsey to the county. He was a passionate advocate for the needy. The Poughkipsie Journal has been trafficking in sensationalistic sound bites.