Also in this Issue:

Saddle Up! How to say “I Do” to a Hudson Valley Barn Wedding

For a Kingston/New York City Couple, Home is Where the Art is.

A Little Shellfish

Michael Drapkin: Wine Merchant

Kingston Snapshots

Map: How to Get Here From There

Decora: Hip-Hop Artist/Social Activist/Urban Farmer

The Times They are A-Changin’: Kingston’s Evolving Second-Home Market

In For The Long Haul: A Kingston Weekenders’ Love Story

Escape-Worthy: Cold Spring

Kale Kaposhilin: Technology Innovator/Community Builder

Welcome to the Beerhood: Those who Brew Together, Stick Together

Freedom from Suppression: Fingerless Gloves

Upstater Magazine   |  By   |  Illustration & Infographics by Jason Cring

Blessed be that intrepid innovator who first selectively severed the common glove, unfettering our thumbs and fingers to flourish in the open air. Lauded are those early Dickensian adopters, who declared fingerless gloves’ utility as they swept chimneys, or made such defiant statements as “Please, sir, I want some more!” Thanks to these handheld devices of fashion—available in leather, lace, felt, fleece, faux fur, Spandex, and plain old wool—never will our species be forced to choose between having warm hands OR posting to our preferred social media! Nor must we impotently rub our hands together to continue writing code, a novel, or a blog post in our underheated loft apartments! And nevermore shall we be burdened by the constant removal and replacement of our gloves as we rush in and out the doors of our charming country homes—chopping wood, building a fire, making art, pouring a drink, cooking dinner, walking the dog, watching a movie, and tossing salt on the front steps before the next snowstorm arrives sometime before dawn tomorrow. Ever the equalizers, fingerless gloves are brandished brazenly by the tragically hip, the nicotine inclined, the stalwart multitaskers, the commuters doomed to long periods behind the wheel in bad weather, the possibly arthritic, and the dwellers of drafty homes alike—providing a potent point of reference to cumulate these contrastive communities. Shiverers of the world, unite, and place function firmly over form! Unencumber thine digits, and spurn winter’s cruel incursions against our dexterity!


About Peter Martin

Peter Daniel Martin wants to see, and do, and eat, and drink everything amazing in the Hudson Valley, and everywhere else after that.

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