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The Mast-Head: Winter Snapshot

A revealing trip through an old Dominy weather diary.

Dec 10, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Retronaut

We, the Rattray family, have a tendency to get lost in time, to misplace ourselves in its flow.

Dec 10, 2020
Gristmill: The Heat of the Kiln

A brief snowfall triggers memories of Vermont and an uncle’s life there as a potter.

Dec 10, 2020
Point of View: Re-Engaged in East Hampton

Presumably I have returned to work now, and am thus to some extent re-engaged in East Hampton’s life, and am feeling once again at least somewhat useful.

Dec 10, 2020
The Mast-Head: Reflecting on Mirror Neurons

After eight months of social distance, I think isolation is getting to me.

Dec 3, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Celluloid Dreams

Leafing back through five months’ worth of “Shipwreck Roses,” I chuckle at myself as I realize exactly how much of my brain space is filled by thoughts of handsome movie actors.

Dec 3, 2020
Gristmill: Chore Life

Fallen leaves. Is there anything in the world less satisfying to deal with?

Dec 3, 2020
Point of View: The Dragon Slayne

After Edmund Spenser

Dec 3, 2020
The Mast-Head: The Worst of Times

Southampton's Dr. George Schenck returned to his practice Thanksgiving week in 1918 after being ill with influenza for nearly a month. A 25-year-old whose parents lived in North Sea died at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 

Nov 25, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Talk to Me, Harry Winston

The unknown previous owner of my secondhand copy of “How to Marry a Multimillionaire: The Ultimate Guide to High Net Worth Dating” (2005) left penciled-in checkmarks next to the self-help points she found most salient and helpful.

Nov 25, 2020
Gristmill: The Death of the Office

Somebody once believed that gathering in offices was a grand idea. Now, post-pandemic, we may never go back.

Nov 25, 2020
Point of View: Angstgiving

We’ve made cardboard cutouts of family members so that Mary and I can be infused with the familial glow that has been so much a part of this holiday over the years.

Nov 25, 2020