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The Mast-Head: Global Warming?

Ken Brown stopped by the office on Monday with an old snapshot that he thought we would like a look at. During the winter of 1966 it was so cold that the edge of the ocean froze. Ken had been going through some old things and found the photograph, taken at East Hampton Main Beach toward low tide late in the day.

Feb 6, 2020
Point of View: Katie, Katie

I’ve been asked what I would like our daughter to cook for me on the occasion of my fast-approaching birthday, and whether it’s cailles en sarcophage or mac and cheese, it will be wonderful, given the company we’ll keep.

Feb 6, 2020
Connections: Going West

Visiting Quogue recently with friends who had summered there from childhood was eye-opening.

Jan 30, 2020
The Mast-Head: Prophetic Pile

I am of two minds about confessing my near-addiction to the give-away pile next door to the Star office at the East Hampton Library.

Jan 30, 2020
Point of View: Stoiquotes

“I’m reading about the Puritans now,” I said to Mary, and a shadow passed across her face . . .

Jan 30, 2020
Connections: Built for Two

Because I’ve been putting my head down lately in a small house at Peconic Landing, the retirement community in Green­port, the concept of “home” has been very much on my mind. If casual acquaintances were to ask, I would still say I live in East Hampton, despite the fact that it takes two ferries across Shelter Island and about an hour to get here from there.

Jan 23, 2020
The Mast-Head: Dog Town, Amagansett

One of the pleasures of a home with older dogs, aside from surprising four-figure veterinary surgery bills, is when they get you up at the oddest hours of the night.

Jan 23, 2020
Point of View: Textbook Stuff

I keep getting requests for money to help eliminate the Electoral College, which, of course, I would love to see happen, for, when you think about it, its reason for being had to do with the founders’ fear of a direct popular vote that a demagogue might manipulate to his advantage.

Jan 23, 2020
Connections: A Rare Treat

What a thrill it was to attend a performance of Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” last week at the Metropolitan Opera. The tickets had been purchased a long time ago as a present from my husband, Chris Cory, but he was under the weather and unable to attend. Instead, his sister, Eleanor Cory, a composer and dear friend, attended with me.

Jan 16, 2020
The Mast-Head: Takes Two to Tango

It had been a while since it happened that I was mistaken for Breadzilla Brad.

Jan 16, 2020
Point of View: Bernie for Me

Usually around the time of his birthday, I quote Dr. Martin Luther King’s assertion that it’s abominable that poverty continues to exist in a country as rich as this, and there his words, lifted from “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community,” written in 1967, lie, until I exhume them again a year hence.

Jan 16, 2020
Connections: The E.R.A. Today

Given that what has been called fourth-wave feminism has swept the country, as manifested by the #MeToo movement, it comes as a surprise, at least to me, that the only right guaranteed women as well as men in the Constitution is the right to vote. Can we still be second-class citizens? Yes, men, all of whom were white, wrote the Constitution.

Jan 9, 2020