Art in the Pandemic – Distraction, Solace and Direction by Anne Diggory

In mid-March, as the pandemic set in and caused the cancellation of my exhibition in New York City, I sought distraction and solace at one of my favorite painting spots, Northwest Bay Brook, north of Bolton Landing. I was able to lose myself in my work that day and comfort came from witnessing the rhythmical … Continue reading Art in the Pandemic – Distraction, Solace and Direction by Anne Diggory

An Bóthar Fada by Ed Collins

I think of all the Irish who settled in the Adirondacks to work in mines, logging, tanneries, mills, schools, hospitals, road building, guiding, public services and law, stores, eateries, hotels and the Great Camps of the wealthy and well-known as domestics and caretakers. Their Irish culture and customs have influenced America greatly – our Christmas … Continue reading An Bóthar Fada by Ed Collins

My (Pet) Corona by William Blackburn

-A message to our new friend Lean-to shanty roadside snack barButcher house of unusual tastes From those wet works you crawledTraded false hopes for troubled wheezing The gagging sneezing, dry heaving of the lungsWeeping eyes, and at times a final rest Fear abounding is nothing novel Crackdown, shakedown of the poorer classesRooms as coffins dimly … Continue reading My (Pet) Corona by William Blackburn