This is a blog about life in the Hudson Valley, past and present. I grew up in central New York State, only about three hours from here, but didn’t discover the Hudson Valley until later in life, and moved here only recently. The region feels partly like home, as I am a born New Yorker, and partly foreign as I acquaint myself with the river, the landscapes, the roadways, the people, and the ghosts that inhabit the area. By ‘ghosts’, I don’t mean spooky, Stephen King-type ghosts, though there are tales, some famous, of such. I mean rather the spirits that have come and gone, and the life spirit that forms the sea in which all things and people of the Hudson Valley both past and present swim.