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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

It’s Only a Lawn Sign (Well, Perhaps Much More)

NOVEMBER 3, 2020, CounterPunch.org With quarrels raging over disappearing campaign lawn signs, rattled American liberals may now appreciate how being ‘a minority’ feels. Desecration and theft of lawn…

Just Another Spring in Progress?

APRIL 24, 2019, Counterpunch.org My corner of New York’s Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it’s brown, beige, russet and auburn:– a wrapping…

My Unwelcoming Spring

MARCH 30, 2016, CounterPunch.org Until I caught sight of those Merganser ducks darting up the river, I was trusting on a late winter. I admit: this lingering hope…

Christmas Eve in the City That Never Sleeps

DECEMBER 31, 2015, CounterPunch.org The city that never sleeps? Well, this Christmas Eve New York is defying that moniker. Although the metropolis may awaken after midnight, it’s presently…