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Gristmill: Olympics on the Cheap

My current obsession with the Tokyo Olympics prompts memories of a low-budget trip to Montreal for the ’76 Games.

Aug 5, 2021
Point of View: Two Furry Preceptors

The traffic is godawful, but maybe as a result of the snail's pace everyone's driving too slowly to inflict much damage.

Aug 5, 2021
The Mast-Head: Deer vs. Me

There is a rhythm emerging in the struggle between me and the deer over who rules the garden.

Jul 29, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Ferry Tale

Does it astonish you that there is a ferry in service today on the Long Island Sound that landed in France on D-Day?

Jul 29, 2021
Gristmill: Hail the Road Test

A Monday afternoon in the D.M.V. road test queue in Patchogue.

Jul 29, 2021
Point of View: Plant Them and They Will Come

As I was leaving Wittendale’s the other day holding a tall milkweed plant on the way to check out, a monarch butterfly flitted about me — a good sign.

Jul 29, 2021
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