Matty League, Larry Doyle, and hall of fame baseball cards. For a glimpse into Saranac Lake’s youth league baseball and its cure cottage immortals, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/cure-cottage-immortals/
Thought I’d offer up a little change of pace. I penned this story during my time spent in Almanack exile. Since my return, I’ve had intentions of sharing it at some point. Based on recent articles, discussions and commentary, it somehow seemed to me that time was now, & this story was apropos to today’s moment. For the full story, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/bedroom-window/
Have you ever spent a night alone in the woods? A highly recommended experience. To find out more click the link and read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/alone-the-night/
Celebrating a fifty-year era of Saranac Lake Bottling History. One bottle at a time. To find out more click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/dive-bar-decor/
Show of hands- Who’s ready to go fishing? For a tally of how the fish voted, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/left-handed-fish/
Middle Saranac Lake’s Bull Rush Bay lean-to has been GOUGED! For this Zen boat discovery and photos click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/scarred-cedar-logs/
Three generations ago, there was “Middle Saranac 1.”
A Middle Saranac Lake lean-to look-back collection of memories, artifacts, legends and photos.
For the full story, click the link and read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/middle-saranac-1/
With high school graduation season now in full swing, another high school year will soon be but memories. As I leaf back through my high school yearbooks, reflecting, I wonder. “What if I’d truly applied myself and majored in something other than lunch hour?” For a menu of memories, click the link and read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/menu-of-memories/
A Father’s Day tribute, looking back through the eyes of a child. For the full story, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/my-dad-knew-smokey-bear/
A celebration of eagles. An SLHS ’81 classmate collaboration, featuring Peggy Ivimey’s Adirondack bald eagle photography, framed with my words.
For the full story, click the link here: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/where-sentinels-soar/
“Hope Springs Eternal”
When predators are howling at life’s door and all hope seems lost, mother nature somehow still finds a way. For the full story click the link & read on. https://adirondackoutlaw.com/hope-springs-eternal/
A Memorial Day tribute to those who have served and to the sacrifice of those who have fallen. God Bless America! Amen & Amen! Click the following link to read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/twenty-one-guns/
Editor’s note: We are so pleased to be able to feature Dick Monroe’s writing on the Adirondack Almanack. He previously shared some of his wonderful, insightful essays, poems and stories of his “Adirondack Outlaw” adventures coming of age in Saranac Lake, as well as his outdoor adventures and personal experiences. Read his previous Almanack submissions here and welcome back, Dick! We look forward to you sharing excerpts and snippets of your work with us.
“The River Calling”
My ode to the Saranac River. My lifelong comfort, companion & friend. Its waters flow through my veins. Whether I’m hunting, fishing, exploring, swimming, canoeing or camping, wherever life’s next Adirondack Outlaw adventure takes me, I can hear it calling. Click here below to read the full poem.
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