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The Mast-Head: Signs of Hope

Sharks have arrived here, and not just the sort able to think that parking among the dead is okay.

Jul 22, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Asparagus Is Burning

If I think about it, I’m at my happiest around a bonfire, on the beach.

Jul 22, 2021
Gristmill: Down Among the Skells

What began as a simple college website search sends a dad into a tech tailspin.

Jul 22, 2021
Point of View: Not a Fan of Olympic Ban

Research does not support the idea that marijuana is performance-diminishing.

Jul 22, 2021
The Mast-Head: Drusilla and Rachel

Shortly after Lyman Beecher’s wife, Roxana, bore their first child, Drusilla Crook was brought to the household to take care of the baby — she was 5 years old, “a colored girl,” Beecher wrote in his autobiography.

Jul 15, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: I Want Candy

I believe nothing is more depressing than the “festival” of “fun” that goes on at Hershey’s Chocolatetown in Pennsylvania.

Jul 15, 2021
Gristmill: Deep in Long Beach

Here in Noyac, for some reason I’ve been overlooking nearby Long Beach, and was surprised it took me till the second weekend in July to appreciate it in a way I haven’t since the days of the Oasis.

Jul 15, 2021
Point of View: Unuplifting Lifted Words

If I were sermonizing, I’d write one on the folly of self-abasement, self-doubt, self-mortification, self-flagellation, and self-loathing.

Jul 15, 2021
The Mast-Head: A New Trade Parade

Decades ago, a movement to build a bypass skirting the hamlets and villages on Montauk Highway was beaten back. I wonder what the naysayers would think if they could see 2021.

Jul 8, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Loafers Unite

Did you see the New York Times piece this weekend about a pro-laziness movement led by a factory dropout from Zhejiang Province, China?

Jul 8, 2021
Gristmill: Traffiqistan

Never mind the backups, jam-ups, and clogged (traffic) arteries, the quality of driving itself has taken a nosedive.

Jul 8, 2021
Point of View: The Spirit Embodied

The goose that lays the golden egg is on life support.

Jul 8, 2021