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Gristmill: The Long Haul

Making like a trucker, hell-bent on Myrtle Beach.

May 30, 2024
Point of View: Harken, ’Tis a Tufted Towhee

So, what did I learn this week? That Audubon “more than once described birds that almost certainly never existed,” and that the L.V.I.S. didn’t have any pants with a 35-inch waist.

May 23, 2024
The Mast-Head: Trying Again

Among the plant-related projects that I have gotten into, none is as challenging as grafting apples. Now, in the second year, I have one survivor out of a dozen attempts, a scion cut from a Quail Hill tree.

May 23, 2024
Gristmill: To the Nunnery

You, too, may have found yourself wondering about the staying power of even the best of “prestige television.” A nun to the rescue.

May 23, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Lost Soles

It’s been a long time since I owned any shoes that felt worthy of a Polaroid or that seemed to reflect anything in particular about my character or my autobiography.

May 16, 2024
Point of View: ‘Not Yet, Not Yet,’ He Said

I wonder if it’s all right to wear warmup pants and a Bonac hoodie to the Press Club of Long Island’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

May 16, 2024
The Mast-Head: Gardening by the Stars

Think what we may about the yearly climate cycle on the East End, some kind of seasonal calendar is needed to anticipate when to take the dahlia and tomato seedlings outside.

May 16, 2024
Gristmill: Through Yonder Window

How Yondr pouches remade one school’s lunchtime.

May 16, 2024
Point of View: Moonstruck

If it weren’t for the moon, we wouldn’t be here.

May 9, 2024
The Mast-Head: Osprey on High

Cold spells, baseballs, and pesky small birds notwithstanding, an osprey’s life seems a good one.

May 9, 2024
Gristmill: Out of Iron City

John Edgar Wideman. A fan’s notes.

May 9, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Earned, Not Given

Under the heading of “Anything worth doing at all will take at least a tiny modicum of effort” I categorize most of life’s pleasures.

May 9, 2024