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Point of View: The Angst of Thanksgiving

Subconsciously, as has long been the case with Christmas, I may want Thanksgiving to just go away.

Dec 1, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Mental Drift

And now you will be treated, reader, to the boring column in which I describe the circumstances in which I finally caught Covid-19.

Nov 23, 2022
Point of View: Pass, If You Will, the Humble Pie

Evidently, there is “a more brotherly mood” abroad in the nation than I had thought.

Nov 23, 2022
The Mast-Head: Sorrel in the Sauce

I have a visual memory of the recipe for oysters Rattray in my mother’s handwriting on a piece of paper tucked into a cookbook.

Nov 23, 2022
Gristmill: Problems With Plumbing

A failed home repair has a columnist fondly recalling life without running water.

Nov 23, 2022
Point of View: On Tenterhooks on Election Eve

People, it seems, have been voting against their best interests for years, since Reagan proselytized on behalf of trickle-down economics, which turned out not to raise all boats, just yachts.

Nov 17, 2022
The Mast-Head: A ‘Done List’

Cerberus came out of the water last week, formally ending my sailing season.

Nov 17, 2022
Gristmill: Five Girls Running

It was one all-stater and a strong finish for the Pierson girls cross-country team at the New York State championship meet in Vernon.

Nov 17, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: The Dream

Notes from a five-night film festival at sea, sponsored by the Turner Classic Movies channel.

Nov 17, 2022
Gristmill: Going Up the Country

A charming upstate downtown can get a guy thinking.

Nov 10, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Keeping Time

One of my great pleasures is perusing old cookbooks to see how people ate and entertained in other eras.

Nov 10, 2022
Point of View: Still a Great Team

They say it’s “the beautiful game,” and yet some teams that play soccer in a less beautiful, even ugly fashion, can win as often as not — as Half Hollow Hills West did here on Halloween — through untrammeled will.

Nov 10, 2022