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The Mast-Head: Worth It All

I have been spending a lot of time aboard Cerberus this summer, though not as much of it sailing as I would have liked.

Aug 5, 2021
Point of View: Plant Them and They Will Come

As I was leaving Wittendale’s the other day holding a tall milkweed plant on the way to check out, a monarch butterfly flitted about me — a good sign.

Jul 29, 2021
The Mast-Head: Deer vs. Me

There is a rhythm emerging in the struggle between me and the deer over who rules the garden.

Jul 29, 2021
Gristmill: Hail the Road Test

A Monday afternoon in the D.M.V. road test queue in Patchogue.

Jul 29, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Ferry Tale

Does it astonish you that there is a ferry in service today on the Long Island Sound that landed in France on D-Day?

Jul 29, 2021
Gristmill: Down Among the Skells

What began as a simple college website search sends a dad into a tech tailspin.

Jul 22, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Asparagus Is Burning

If I think about it, I’m at my happiest around a bonfire, on the beach.

Jul 22, 2021
Point of View: Not a Fan of Olympic Ban

Research does not support the idea that marijuana is performance-diminishing.

Jul 22, 2021
The Mast-Head: Signs of Hope

Sharks have arrived here, and not just the sort able to think that parking among the dead is okay.

Jul 22, 2021
Point of View: Unuplifting Lifted Words

If I were sermonizing, I’d write one on the folly of self-abasement, self-doubt, self-mortification, self-flagellation, and self-loathing.

Jul 15, 2021
The Mast-Head: Drusilla and Rachel

Shortly after Lyman Beecher’s wife, Roxana, bore their first child, Drusilla Crook was brought to the household to take care of the baby — she was 5 years old, “a colored girl,” Beecher wrote in his autobiography.

Jul 15, 2021
Gristmill: Deep in Long Beach

Here in Noyac, for some reason I’ve been overlooking nearby Long Beach, and was surprised it took me till the second weekend in July to appreciate it in a way I haven’t since the days of the Oasis.

Jul 15, 2021