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Ultimate Road Trip #6

April 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The weather is starting to turn, the buds are out, flowering bushes are blooming, the snow and extreme cold are in the rearview mirror. The sun is out, the sky is deep blue. Spring cleanup in the yard. The cover is off the barbecue and the patio set. Our first dinner outside. Moods are improving. Driving home in the light. Every day gets longer. An...
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Thomas Morris Longstreth, Author of The Catskills  (Part 5 of 5)

April 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The books written by T. Morris Longstreth include, but are not limited to, the following: Title Year Publisher Comments Reading the Weather 1915 New York: Outing Publishing Company Reissued in 1943 as Knowing the Weather. The Adirondacks 1917 New York: The Century Co. Travelogue through the Adirondacks region. Lake Placid and an...
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Thomas Morris Longstreth, Author of The Catskills  (Part 4 of 5)

April 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Through his extensive time spent living in Canada, Longstreth would become enamored with the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, a subject which remained important throughout his career. He wrote many books on the subject, both fiction and non-fiction. While researching his Canadian subjects, Longstreth became an historian for the Mounted Police, even w...
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Thomas Morris Longstreth, Author of The Catskills (Part 3 of 5)

April 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Upon graduation from Haverford College T. Morris Longstreth originally intended to pursue music as a career. “Music was then banned by the Quakers and so my intoxication by it grew. I planned to become a composer, Beethoven’s successor, to speak frankly. But my father’s death [in 1912] routed me out of dreamland and I taught school instead.” [1] F...
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Thomas Morris Longstreth, Author of The Catskills (Part 2 of 5)

March 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
After attending the Friends Select School for his early education, Longstreth entered the Westtown Boarding School in 1899 at the age of 13. The school had a long, distinguished history having been first established in 1799 by the Members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The school campus, located in...
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Thomas Morris Longstreth, Author of The Catskills (Part 1 of 5)

March 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Catskills by T. Morris Longstreth is one of the best books ever written about that famous region. The travelogue follows the author as he journeys through the Catskill Mountains in 1918. Longstreth takes you to Overlook Mountain, Stony Clove, Phoenicia, Hunter, Slide Mountain, Kaaterskill Falls, the Ashokan Reservoir, Mount Utsayantha and many...
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Stone Arch Bridges of Sullivan County, New York

February 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Sullivan County is home to three beautiful and historic stone arch bridges, the Hankins Stone Arch Bridge, the Tusten Stone Arch Bridge and the simply named Stone Arch Bridge. All three bridges played an important role in the development of their respective communities and are therefore listed on the National Register of Historic Places as “rare an...
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An Old Man Leaves a Message

January 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
All that I tell you now, All that my white hairs know, I learned on a tall hill’s brow, I found out from the snow. All that the years have tried, All I am sure is true, I heard at a river’s side Or followed the river to. And all that I hold by came In a time of solitude, On a day without a name, At the heart of an ancient wood; Fo...
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Wanderer's Song

January 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The earth is my country, I travel unknown, Yet where I may wander I go not alone, The hills are my kindred And the place where I dwell Knows her son like a mother And comforts her well. The wind is my comrade, His counsel is good, - - Long days on the upland, At nightfall the wood; Her wide eaves are shelter And her bed is the best...
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Your Voice

September 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
“Photographers find their voice when they discover what subjects move them most deeply. That passion, that emotion from within is the magic element.” – William Neill “Learn to focus on your greatest sources of inspiration. Commit to seeking your own creative vision. Consider what style or themes drive your passion to photograph, and follow that...
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Travelogue With Music for the Road

September 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
There is something to be said for the 2 week vacation. One week vacations seem to be the standard, whether for work, personal or financial reasons. But with two weeks you find another level of satisfaction. When you hit the Saturday of the first week, instead of your mind straying to returning to work and responsibility, you are overcome with ease...
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Music for the Catskills

June 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Here is the latest ultimate road trip music playlist I’ve created for an upcoming road trip to the southern Catskills. I will be heading out to the Liberty area as a base from which to photograph beautiful summer time Sullivan County. With cooperating weather it should be a very exciting trip, with a new playlist to accompany me down long country r...
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Recommencement

June 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
"The history of success in any art is a history of recommencements, of the dispersal and reforming of doubts, of an ever-increasing conception of the extent of the territory unconquered, and an ever-decreasing conception of the extent of territory conquered." --- Arnold Bennett
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The Ultimate Road Trip Mix

December 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Travel enough, drive enough, explore enough and you will want a top notch music road trip mix. Music that coincides with a feeling of freedom. Music that puts you in another place. Music that makes you “one with the road” as the miles pass by. Song lyrics that ring forever true. Of course in today’s digital world it is easier than ever to put toget...
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The Lost Treasure of Phoenicia

November 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When one thinks of lost or hidden treasure, places in the United States that likely come to mind are the waters off North Carolina or Florida with sunken ships carrying tons of gold and silver, or perhaps a secret cave in the American west where outlaws and bank robbers stashed their ill-gotten gains, or even secret vaults owned by Chicago prohibit...
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