Almanack Contributor Dick Monroe

A veteran north country writer & story teller raised in Saranac Lake, Dick enjoys “Living in the Day I Am In”, and then writing about it. A severely speech impaired 3x cancer survivor, his pen is his voice. He shares many of his Adirondack Outlaw adventures & tales here. Read the rest on his blog @ adirondackoutlaw.com.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Call of the Crow

Dead buck

 

Call of the Crow

With fall hunting season in full swing, heres a cautionary tale. This story was recently selected by HarmoNNY Performing Arts Community for their fall 2023 dramatic live reading event held at the Sackets Harbor Ballroom.

Good luck hunting. Be safe out there.

For the full story, click the link & read on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

Editor’s note: Due to an issue with the Adirondack Almanack email, we’re running this post again. We apologize for the error. 


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Trailhead to a Wedding

Wedding register

Trailhead to a Wedding

Sometimes the journey is everything and the best part of a gift is the box. A proud father’s trek to a wedding. For the full story, click the link & read on.

 

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

Editor’s note: Due to an issue with the Adirondack Almanack email, we’re running this post again. We apologize for the error. 


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Speaking In Tongues

Speaker, Dick Monroe, at the Adirondack Center for Writing

 

 

Speaking In Tongues

An Adirondack Outlaws fight to give his survivors journey a voice. This piece is for all the survivors out there. Live in the day you are in. Keep the faith. Stay strong. For the full story, click the link & read on.

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

Editor’s note: Due to an issue with the Adirondack Almanack email, we’re running this post again. We apologize for the error. 


Friday, November 10, 2023

Rock & Fire!

Veterans memorabilia

Rock & Fire!

My Veterans Day salute to all who have served. For the full story, click the link & read on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

 


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call Me David

Gun clip

Call Me David

There are moments when a writer’s voice, his best weapon, must rise. This moment is one of them. When will our great nation answer the call? This story is fiction. The issues are real. How many must die? Click the link to read on.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Locked Up

construction being done on an Adirondack lake

Locked Up

For an on site October update on the DECs Saranac Lake Upper Locks construction project, click the link & read on.

 

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

 


Sunday, October 29, 2023

From Rail to Trail

Adirondack Rail Trail closed for construction sign

 

From Rail to Trail

For an Adirondack Outlaw’s sneak peek at the new Adirondack Rail Trail, click the link & read on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

 


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Pie berries

pie

Rule #1:

“If you want Mom to make pie, first you have to pick pieberries.”

For more insights on late summer’s harvest, berry picking memories & Mom’s homemade pieberry recipe, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/pieberries/

 

 


Sunday, October 22, 2023

Aerial Reconnaissance

aerial mountain view

The Anniversary Gift of a Lifetime: An Adirondack Plane Ride 

Have any folks out there besides my wife & I ever wondered what it would be like to see the Adirondacks from above in a private small plane chartered flight?

 What an adventure!

 For a bird’s eye view of our anniversary Adirondack High Peaks region overflight route, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/aerial-reconnaissance/.

 


Sunday, October 15, 2023

Tricks of the Trail

bobcat on a trail cam

 

Trail camera technology is not just for hunters. Folks might be surprised who they can find living right in their own back yards! For some tips & techniques on integrating trail camera technology into your personal “wilderness experience,” plus some of my own trail cam wildlife photography, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/tricks-of-the-trail/.


Thursday, October 12, 2023

Leaf Covered Trails

saranac lake wild forest sign 

Fall’s foliage this year has been particularly colorful. This past weekend’s storm, however, may well leave it less so. For a peek at a post celebrating what was, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/leaf-covered-trails/


Friday, October 6, 2023

Larceny on the Lake

A beautiful September fall weekend, a special military/veteran’s duck hunt, quiet time to myself on my favorite lake…what could possibly go wrong?

Click the link & read on to find out: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/larceny-on-the-lake/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

 


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Shipwrecked

stones spelling out SOS

Celebrating my 50th Adirondack Almanack story appearance! Sharing a Zen boat journey of discovery, exploring Middle Saranac Lake’s Ship Island.  To share in this shipwrecked Adirondack adventure, click the link & read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/shipwrecked/


Thursday, September 21, 2023

How Much Wood

wood pile

It’s that time of year again! Right about now my shoulders feel like I’ve spent three lifetimes splittin’ and stackin’ & chuckin’ in search of an answer to this age-old wood chuckin’ question. For the results of that research, click the link and read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/how-much-wood/


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Grail Quest

fence over a river

 

The true holy grails we seek may be closer than we think. For more personal grail quest insights, click the link and read on: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/grail-quest/



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