Posts tagged "Michael Perkins"
Walking Woodstock: Bopping with Butterfield at Bearsville

Walking Woodstock: Bopping with Butterfield at Bearsville

Summers in the late Seventies when the day’s writing had gone well, the flaneur would think of Bearsville, and of sitting at the bar of the Bear Cafe sipping a martini as the late afternoon sunlight played its dappled magic on the room. He jumped on his bicycle and headed down the Glenford-Wittenberg Road, past...
Walking Woodstock: On the Devil's Path

Walking Woodstock: On the Devil’s Path

In early October, 1984, feeling restless and with some time on my hands, I decided to hike the Devil’s Path from Overlook Mountain to Hunter Mountain. The Path has been called “the most dangerous in the east” by more experienced climbers than me. Legend says it was given its name because only the cloven feet...
The Reaches of the Lordly Hudson

The Reaches of the Lordly Hudson

Will Nixon and I stood on a low bank of the Hudson in one of its reaches near Saugerties, watching a bald eagle fly slowly upriver looking for breakfast. A kingfisher chattered nearby. “I always think kingfishers look like toy Prussian soldiers!” Will commented, stepping nimbly up onto an uprooted tree projecting into the stagnant...