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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
The Shipwreck Rose: My Vanity

Even when I was a punk-rock teenager of 15 and 16, I kept a carefully curated vanity table, my bottles of drugstore body lotion and mail-order pins and badges displayed like a still life, like a Joseph Cornell assemblage.

Apr 21, 2022
Point of View: Time to Spring Clean Our Minds

Thomas Piketty thinks we’re heading toward more equality should the wealth be spread around a bit more.

Apr 21, 2022
The Mast-Head: Sea Turtles’ Dinner

I had a realization, of sorts, swimming in the warm water off Puerto Rico last week.

Apr 21, 2022
Gristmill: In the Airsick Bag

Notes on life in a small plane.

Apr 14, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Don’t Ask Y2K

I’m glad my daughter is finally getting into thrifting.

Apr 14, 2022
Point of View: Chagrining Bequeathal

It is depressing to think that war, nuclear weaponry, and oceans clogged with plastic will be our legacy to coming generations.

Apr 14, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: In the Dark

It was at Theater 80 that I received my education in Barbara Stanwyck and Greer Garson.

Apr 7, 2022
Point of View: Transcendence in the Everyday

Sag Harbor Village is the big city for me. 

Apr 7, 2022