Family

Kids’ Almanac (July 4-11)

The world only spins forward. – Angels in America, Tony Kushner   Sure, our entire country is celebrating Independence Day; but this holiday has plenty of local roots right here in the Hudson…

Kids’ Almanac (March 14-21)

Don’t try to break the will of that little girl. She’s going to need it. Find a way to make it work. – quoted on Smittenby.net blog   It’s always Pi Day at…

Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 31-Feb. 7)

Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it. – Stephen Pressfield,…

A sledder’s guide to the Mid-Hudson Valley

It’s snowing out the window as I type: nice and light powder softening a fast-as-sin half-foot of hardpack that’s sure to send people older than me into local clinics or bed-rested fear. I…

Kids’ Almanac (Learning the ropes, September 6-13)

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When…

Kids’ Almanac (August 30-September 6)

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. – Winston Churchill   As an import to the…

Kids’ Almanac (Family adventures, August 23-30)

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you. – Wayne Dyer   Carmen program…

Kids’ Almanac (August 16-23)

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. – Peggy O’Mara   When our family does the things on our summer fun list, such as zipping down the slide at…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (August 9-16)

    “House Rules” by Anna Brown: Trust yourself and your intuition Pursue your passions with abandon with the knowledge that you are supported and loved Ask for help when you need it…

Real-life chocolate fountain at this Friday’s Kingston park screening of Willy Wonka

With all due respect to the winsome Johnny Depp, most folks seem to agree that the classic movie interpretation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the version…

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