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Gristmill: The Weird Get Going

Profundity and solace from an unlikely source.

May 12, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Up in Smoke

Honeysuckle, lilac, Coppertone, and secondhand smoke: These are a few of my favorite things. I sidle up to strangers at parties when they strike a match, just for nostalgic proximity. days of youth when I smell tobacco wafting on the breeze.

May 12, 2022
Point of View: What’s Home to Me

To be of a place, and to be part of a worthy tradition to boot, is to be really blessed.

May 12, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: The Porpoise

In the spring of 2001, I watched the clean-living-Americans-go-to-outer-space movie “The Right Stuff” and decided what I needed was to learn how to pilot a plane.

May 5, 2022
Point of View: Dudamel Hits It Out of the Park

Emily Dickinson said you’ll know it’s poetry if it knocks your socks off, or words to that effect, and that was how Mary and I felt as we were watching the documentary “Viva Maestro” at the Sag Harbor Cinema the other day.

May 5, 2022
The Mast-Head: Last Cheers at Pantigo

I drove by the Pantigo fields as a group was getting set for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Southampton Hospital adjunct. It made me sad, and then angry.

May 5, 2022
Gristmill: A Master of the Art Form

At the 2019 Comic Con in New York, before Covid cramped its style, I walked right by a booth set up by a legend among comic-book artists, Neal Adams.

May 5, 2022
Point of View: The Flowers That Return

In just one day last week I was inspected and boosted, and soon I’ll be implanted as well.

Apr 28, 2022
The Mast-Head: A Scholarship and Slavery

The East Hampton Town Trustees eventually had to take on the question of a scholarship named for William J. Rysam, an enslaver of other human beings.

Apr 28, 2022
Gristmill: The Man Across the Cove

John Steinbeck and Cannery Row East.

Apr 28, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Build Me Up, Buttercup

I never liked the happy-clappy bright yellow of spring’s early buds.

Apr 28, 2022
Gristmill: Big Blow

This year the fun was bled right out of TurboTax.

Apr 21, 2022