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The Shipwreck Rose: My Valentine

Although I’m much more obsessive about keeping flowers around the house than the average American mom, I’m not so rhapsodic about it, and I’ve become less judgmental about what constitutes a decent flower.

Jan 26, 2023
Gristmill: Once Were Ballers

A 2023 Bridgehampton High basketball game conjures memories of the winning teams of the 1980s.

Jan 19, 2023
The Shipwreck Rose: Unprofessional

I was a wide-eyed greenhorn assigned to a night squad of world-weary veterans when I first joined the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association about five years ago.

Jan 19, 2023
Point of View: It’s Nice to Know the Brain Grows

Let’s hear it for knowledge, knowledge that can be applied to ameliorate the world’s ills.

Jan 19, 2023
The Mast-Head: Going Crackers

Sometimes the do-it-yourself bug strikes because of a great interest in a particular craft; other times, it’s just the money. I am susceptible to both urges, as in a newfound passion for making crackers.

Jan 19, 2023
The Shipwreck Rose: Smash Up

Things keep breaking. In 2023, the infant year, I’ve accidentally dropped and smashed plenty.

Jan 12, 2023
Point of View: Violence Has Us in Its Grip

The potential for explosive, cathartic moments is what leads us to play sports and to watch them, and it seems that with a number of them the possibility of serious injury, or even death, is ever present.

Jan 12, 2023
The Mast-Head: Sly Solar Grin

Rooftop solar on the early-1960s house I live in provides me with a reason to gloat: electric bills that run a steady $14 a month.

Jan 12, 2023
Gristmill: The Late Show

Notes from a Jeremy Strong fan club member.

Jan 12, 2023
The Mast-Head: Switching to Green

I am now on my second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, at a combined gas and electric of 100 or more miles per gallon the way I drive it.

Jan 5, 2023
Point of View: Positive You’re Negative?

I had no Covid symptoms, but that apparently, according to what I read, wasn’t necessarily a cause for celebration.

Jan 5, 2023
Gristmill: After Hopper

Adventures at the Whitney, on the High Line, and in a lost New York.

Jan 5, 2023