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The Mast-Head: Blower Talk

It is hard to know how well the point got across Tuesday evening after work, when I tried to explain — in Spanish — East Hampton Village’s leaf blower law to a nice young man using one to tidy up the driveway behind The Star.

Jun 10, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Ring-a-Ding-Ding

Where have all the parties gone?

Jun 10, 2021
Gristmill: So Nice to See You Again

“My, how you’ve aged . . .”

Jun 10, 2021
Point of View: Early-Rise Latecomer

Usually I can sleep forever, but not lately. There’s an ache in there, around the gluteus medius, that builds until there’s nothing to be done but get up.

Jun 10, 2021
The Mast-Head: Early Mornings

Lately I have been leaving the house early to get to the office by 6 to write before the distractions of the day begin.

Jun 2, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Old Glory

I may have mentioned this before, but I enjoy walking in the middle of the road.

Jun 2, 2021
Gristmill: Say It Ain’t So, Osaka

Naomi Osaka first said that she’d be absenting herself from media interviews at the French Open, and then promptly passed on the whole shebang. Wringing of hands ensued.

Jun 2, 2021
Point of View: A Spring Morning

I was telling Mary that I’d dreamed of a former boss dressed in a Santa suit, and she asked if I’d asked for a raise. Dream on, I said.

Jun 2, 2021
The Mast-Head: Village on a Tear

East Hampton Village officials have been exceedingly busy in sprucing up the business district. But to what end?

May 26, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Money to Burn

I was surprised, when I lived in rural Canada, to discover that not everyone in the Western world owns as much stuff as Americans do.

May 26, 2021
Gristmill: There Is a There There

Patchogue: Good for more than just thrift stores.

May 26, 2021
Point of View: Camera Lost, Story Found

Spring was in the air, and so, evidently, was my head, for I had no idea until the middle of the following day that I had left my camera behind at Mashashimuet Park’s diamond.

May 26, 2021