Bob Mayo

About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Wireless Telegrapher
Location Grafton, New York, United States
Introduction The Rensselaer Plateau, about 9 miles wide and 20 miles long and covering over 100,000 acres, is New York's fifth-largest contiguous forest. Designated a U.S. Forest Service Legacy Area, the trees, vegetation, and elevation (as high as 1,800 feet) are more similar to the Adirondacks than the surrounding region. A steep escarpment marks the Plateau's boundary. I live on Taconic Lake (elevation 1,650 feet) on the Plateau in the Town of Grafton. Postings on this blog will focus on my nature observations and interesting items relevant to the Plateau and nearby area. And... other stuff that I just find interesting and want to share.
Interests Reading, cross-country skiing, canoeing & kayaking, nature identification, exploring backroads, and low-power morse code amateur radio (W2TAC).
Favorite Movies Cider House Rules, Get Low, Letters to Father Jacob, Tender Mercies, Monsieur Lazhar, St. Vincent, and The Station Agent
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Leon Russell, The Kinks, George Jones, Van Morrison, Simon & Garfunkle, and Hank Williams
Favorite Books The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir, Mohawk, Nickel Mountain, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Rule of the Bone, Out Stealing Horses, Small Town, Our Souls at Night. My favorite authors are Russell Banks, John Gardner, Kent Haruf, Richard Russo, Raymond Carver, John Irving, Howard Frank Mosher Ron Rash and John Grisham. Russell Banks should receive the Nobel Prize for literature.