Columns

A death in the family

December 04, 2019 at 7:55 am

There was a death in the family recently.At least that’s what I told the New York Times. See, you can’t just cancel your subscription to the Times, you have to “chat” online with a representative on why you decided to cancel.Rather than tel...

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About hypothermia

November 27, 2019 at 7:42 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from August, 1989...It is 15 minutes after midnight Tuesday as I sit down to write this week’s column. I am shaking and quivering from hypothermia and I have serious words of wisdom for all men of the world. ...

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Mr. Brown goes to Ireland

November 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

Though a “news junkie” I’ve grown deeply weary of the unrelenting impeachment coverage, and so was grateful to escape for a recent vacation to the Emerald Isle of Ireland.I’m a typical all-American mix of ethnicities, but primarily Irish, a...

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North Fork Women

November 27, 2019 at 7:55 am

When family or friends inquire about how things are going with me living up in the woods somewhere near Canada, the answer always goes kind of wonky. They can never quite grasp all that this reality entails as well as my choice to live som...

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About Mein Hut

November 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from December, 1962...Christmas is a hat. I don’t know what kind of hat, but I have always hoped it was a warm one, knitted by a mother with so much care and love that the little boy who wore is such a short ...

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Tales of ‘hunting’

November 20, 2019 at 8:23 am

Finally! Spent all of the last week at my cabin “hunting.” Did not actually get out and hunt but had a great time. Saturday, looking out my picture window and watched the mountains, camprobbers, deer, etc. for hours. Had a great stretch of ...

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Conformity complex cure

November 13, 2019 at 7:30 am

A classic George Ostrom column, from October, 1989...When I was in high school, there were fads. There always have been and always will be. Difference from the early 1940s and now is that our fads didn’t cost a lot of money. The one I remem...

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North Fork isn’t a free-for-all

November 13, 2019 at 7:34 am

I am always surprised at how little some newcomers know about the North Fork when they buy their dream retirement or recreational retreat. You would think they might ask before they buy and maybe even meet with prospective new neighbors.Her...

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In a land of cows, stomaching a meatless burger

November 06, 2019 at 2:55 pm

About three months ago, Burger King started selling the Impossible Whopper, a meatless Whopper that contains soy, potato and yeast, among other things, according to the Burger King website.The Hungry Horse News tested it against a tradition...

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Tourist thoughts

November 06, 2019 at 7:10 am

During my 72-plus years on the North Fork, there have always been tourists. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, there were basically three tourist attractions, Kintla Guest Ranch, which focused on fishing in the river, McFarlands Quarter Cir...

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