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    A Personal Potpourri. A Personal Potpourri.
    Old photos, letters, clippings, greeting cards and other stuff too precious to discard. Your Adirondack Guide's eclectic photo and writing place for stuff that just doesn't fit elsewhere in Fourpeaks Adirondack Backcountry Camps webpages. "Are you working on those memoirs yet?" (An Email Exchange.)  
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    Image Link A Personal Potpourri Contents Source Information What you'll find.
    Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Fourpeaks Email Exchanges. Eight webpages. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Informative and fun if you like to read other people's mail.
    Click for full size Noah John Rondeau Me & Noah Rondeau. 1 webpage, 15 photos, 2 articles. I get a letter from a lady I don't know saying I remind her of Noah Rondeau. About how me and the famous hermit Noah John Rondeau may have lots in common.
    Dad's Winter 2008 Road Trip. A Gentleman's Travel Notes. Two Vacations, 9 pages, hundreds of photos. Camping travels in the "Black Thing" plus living in an RV Park with some ex-truck drivers and retired homeless. What I did, what I saw, some philosophizing by the way.
    No sweets, less meat, more vegetable, a firm solid base of starch for the healthy food pyramid we've all heard about. Quick and Healthy Recipes from Around the World. 50 select recipes from Japan, Korea, Italy, Czech and more. Kitchen-tested recipes from Martin's cookbook collection and some he just made up. Recipes with an International flair that anyone can make, how to get ingredients, how to serve and more.
    The Zen of Dog Walking. The Zen of Dog Walking. One webpage Why and how to walk your dog. Helpful, healthful tips with something for the mind as well.
    Taming the Wild Ox Taming the Wild Ox. One webpage. 10 Oxherding Pictures, by Zen Master Kakuan, China, 12th C. For zen adepts, dog walkers, self-help persons and Fourpeaks visitors.
    Iron buddha. How to sit. One webpage, 19 photos. Expedient means for zazen (zen meditation). Tips on how to start a home Zen practice for healthy body and mind.
    Meet Murray and Iza: The Carmalita Story. Meet Murray and Iza. One webpage, link to Iza's video (more soon). Hundreds of Iza's great photo records of their Fourpeaks visits, the Carmalita Story. Meet Murray and Iza, an attractive young couple who will be running Fourpeaks in the future.
    Haight Street San Francisco, March 2002. Haight Street San Francisco. 7 webpages, 100+ photos. Maggie's school break vacation with her Dad. Haight Street hippies, Japanese Gardens, Chinatown.
    New Camp Revisited. New Camp Revisited. One webpage, 22 photos. A sentimental visit with photos. Up at New Camp for Spring cleaning chores . . . Louise and I stayed the night.
    Picnic lunch with Irene. Camp in October. One webpage, 27 photos. Our quiet woods and views in Fall. Irene walks/runs trails, Willy splits wood and a picnic lunch at Camp Barn.
    Burlington Ferry and Lobster Dinner. Adirondack Summer 9 webpages, 100+ photos. Becky visits Martin at Fourpeaks for R&R plus help with chores. Fun activities in the Adirondack backcountry and places nearby.
    Lumber Wagon, Circa 1900. For Sale: Lumber Wagon, Circa 1900. One webpage, 16 photos. "Got this for $200 in 1970 from John Roy at his antiquery in the old seed warehouse in Upper Jay." $1,500 or best offer.
    Barn Swallow and Cliff Swallows. Our Summer Swallows. One webpage, 27 photos. Ornithology, camp photos and select internet sources. Our Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows return each Summer to raise a new brood.
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    "Are you working on those memoirs yet?" (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: Claire P***** wrote on your Wall...
    From: Facebook
    Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:06:52 -0700
    To: Martin Schwalbaum
    Claire wrote on your Wall:
    "Martin--Are you working on those memoirs yet?"
    Claire--
    "Are you working on those memoirs yet?"
    Yes. I figure it's about time.
    I'm collecting it all on my Fourpeaks webpage. You can see what I've done so far.

    Adirondack Poetry at Fourpeaks. I've made a poem or a short prose poem about every memorable event of my life. I think you must have a copy of my "Poems For My Kids," published in '95. If not I'll give you a copy next time you're here.

    A Personal Potpourri. 14 pages, including about me and Irene, me and Becky, the best 2 GF's I ever had, after Louise kicked me out.

    The Fourpeaks Story: 1967 to Today. 40 years of building and fixing my wilderness place. How it all happened.

    A Gentleman's Travel Notes. 10 pages, including the one about my last try to get back with Louise, or at least take her out for dinner, theater, music--whatever.

    How I got George. I still have to write about how he got dognapped by an evil dogcatcher for ransom.

    More pets. Tramp and Floppy, our family pets before the divorce. There's a lot about Albert my fave pet (a mini schnauzer who sang, 14 years, Louise adopted him when Joni kicked him out, how he got dognapped and Louise put an ad in the paper and found him in a flat in Hell's Kitchen) but I have to collect it and write it better. I'm not saying anything about Salt and Pepper, 2 mini schnau bitches we got after Albert. We got rid of Salt, a runaway. Pepper got loose and run over at the Stone House.

    My son Murray, his new wife, Iza, and their chicken, Carmalita. They live in Brooklyn so I don't get to see them a lot. But he helps me with computer stuff and says he'll run the place when I'm dead. She's an artist.

    My daughter Maggie, and our fun vacation together with hippies in SF. She lives in nearby Burlington so I get to see her for hiking and shopping.

    The '98 Ice Storm. How 100-year freeze just snapped the trees above us in the Stone House. Changed the forest foe a long time.

    I'm adding stuff as I get time and inspiration. Murray says I should get a video camera and put it all on YouTube. Iza could help. But I'd rather write about it. Thanks for asking.
    Love,
    Martin

    Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests.CLICK HERE for more Fourpeaks Email Exchanges. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Many of them informative. All of them good clean fun, even those about very serious subjects. Great if you like to read other people's mail.

    A Personal Potpourri. A Personal Potpourri.
    Old photos, letters, clippings, greeting cards and other stuff too precious to discard. A Personal Potpourri is your Adirondack Guide's eclectic photo and writing place for stuff that just doesn't fit elsewhere in Fourpeaks Adirondack Backcountry Camps webpages. CLICK HERE for more Personal Potpourri.  CLICK HERE to meet Your Adirondack Guide.



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