Mike Hirsch is the Director of Content/Opinion and Community Engagement for The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. He had previously worked as Business and Features editor at the paper. He worked as a reporter and editor for the Syracuse Newspapers from 1987 to 2001. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. This column, published first in The Morning Call, is reprinted by permission.
At twilight, we drive up the steep dirt road leading to our Adirondack cabin, Birdsong. It rests peacefully at the foot of Marble Mountain.