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The Mast-Head: Behind the Junk

It seems to me that we Americans assume that the things we surround ourselves with are made not by actual people, but through some form of immaculate extrusion.

Oct 14, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Artificial Stupidity

It’s 2021 and the voices of artificial intelligence that call our landlines attempting grand larceny never sound as human as Hal 9000 did.

Oct 14, 2021
Gristmill: Strike, Hollywood, Strike

How about the worker bees getting their due for a change?

Oct 14, 2021
Point of View: Well, Shut My Mouth!

When I interrupt, it isn’t because I want to stifle discussion, it’s because I want to extend it.

Oct 14, 2021
The Mast-Head: Out of the Box

There is a deepening frustration with the East End’s direction.

Oct 7, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Swimming to Oblivion

How pleasant it must have been to be an inhabitant of that now-distant Cheever America of General Electric affluence, Buicks and Panasonics, and 10,000 swimming pools.

Oct 7, 2021
Gristmill: Cleared for Takeoff

Good times, literally and figuratively, at a massive college cross-country meet in an unlikely place — the National Warplane Museum in northwestern New York.

Oct 7, 2021
Point of View: The Way It Is Supposed to Be

Someone said that he thought it was the last day of summer, but there was too much going on to reflect then upon the waning light.

Oct 7, 2021
The Mast-Head: Boat Business

So far I have spent only one night aboard Cerberus, as my work on it continues.

Sep 30, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Think of England

Deep down, I’ve always been an Anglophile.

Sep 30, 2021
Gristmill: Radio Gaga

There’s a qualitative difference in pleasure between typing names into the YouTube search box and sheer happenstance over the airwaves.

Sep 30, 2021
Point of View: There’s That Canada Train

“We’ll always have the Wyndham Greencastle Super 8.”

Sep 30, 2021