Cold Spring Diary

Cold Spring Diary: “Rip Van Winkle”

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Time and change; a rural reawakening? Thomas S. Wermuth’s Rip Van Winkle’s Neighbors: Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations; Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle; Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward.

Cold Spring Diary: A Found Letter; Seeing Stars

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Stargazing on a winter’s night; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Sorrows of Young Werther; Ann Charters’s A Portable Sixties Reader; and Richard Hinkley Allen’s Star Names.

Cold Spring Diary: “Spring Lambs”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Cold Spring Farmers’ Market; spring lambs at Glynwood; Christopher Rand’s The Changing Landscape.

Cold Spring Diary: “First Sun-Day”

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The inaugural entry in my new diary from Putnam County, New York; James Howard Kunstler’s The Geography of Nowhere.