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Point of View: Mentored by a 12-Year-Old

My granddaughter stroked the ball well in a middle school tennis match at Sportime the other day, but it was her composure that struck me.

Nov 18, 2021
The Mast-Head: Bored and Hungry, Circa 1975

My teen years here in the 1970s, in retrospect, seems a halcyon time.

Nov 18, 2021
Gristmill: The Great Emptying

Adventures in a deserted Kmart.

Nov 18, 2021
The Mast-Head: Fighting the Rot

Doing the storms, the worst rot I found was on windows less than 20 years old made of junk wood and not intended to last.

Nov 11, 2021
Gristmill: Teen Spirit

There’s more going on than you’d think at Sunken Meadow come state qualifier time.

Nov 11, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Bird Turd Disco

In the mid-1970s, Promised Land was like the wilderness of the Bible.

Nov 11, 2021
Point of View: Glad I’m Rid of It

I quit Facebook years ago, convinced that, despite the happy patina, it was by and large a medium for meanness, for back-stabbing, name-calling, ganging-up, and worse.

Nov 11, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: A Ghost Story

I myself don’t believe in specters, but this is a true story.

Nov 4, 2021
Point of View: Getting Down With Tidying Up

“What difference does it make, really, when we’re floating around in space in a hostile universe?”

Nov 4, 2021
The Mast-Head: Filling the Info Gap

We in the news business have to be sure to walk the information over to where readers are, and not expect all of them to come to us.

Nov 4, 2021
Gristmill: Senatorial Splendor

All legislation held hostage? There’s gotta be another way.

Nov 4, 2021
The Mast-Head: Recalling Sandy

For many of us, the windstorm that lingered from Tuesday into Wednesday brought to mind 2012 and Superstorm Sandy, which paralyzed the Northeast. Oct. 28 of that year had been still and warm enough that two of the Rattray children had gone swimming at the copper-gold end of the day.

Oct 28, 2021