Ode to February

by BNimri Aziz Feb. 11, 2021 counterpunch.org It must have been a winter resident of upstate New York who set  Valentine’s Day in mid-February. Because this is our time of year when we really need a lover to wrap around…

What is it about bears?

What is it about bears?

by Barbara Nimri Aziz Counterpunch.org October 2018 My editor at Natural History Magazine once remarked how, whenever their cover features a bear, sales rise. An Asiatic sun bear, a young brown cub bear, a sunbathing polar bear or a menacing…

Four Morning Ducks

Four Morning Ducks

by Barbara Nimri Aziz July 1, 2016 Counterpunch.org I live alongside a river. At times this waterway swells unexpectedly, uncontrollably and terrifyingly. We residents retreat, shocked by how our murmuring brook has turned so menacing. Because most of the time…

Snow, roads, birds and plows

Snow, roads, birds and plows

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, Counterpunch,org Feb 1, 2019 Shrugging off what’s called cabin fever, I depart, slowly, to test my car and traction on the roadway. I follow the country road along the Beaverkill River to town.             A mile…

Happy Hunting Cooks Falls 2020

Happy Hunting Cooks Falls 2020

George Thompson bagged two deer Thanksgiving weekend 2020, one 2 point and a huge lovely animal of 8 points. All the neighbors came by to view. How many tomorrow?

Cooksfalls/Roscoe Winter Newsletter

Cooksfalls/Roscoe Winter Newsletter

Wishing neighbors a happy, cozy and healthy autumn-winter season. Lack of inertia since last winter meant the delay in gathering news for you earlier in the year. Maybe the glorious extended fall color awakened me to gather a few items…