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The Mast-Head: False Sense of Security

Nearly every morning since the middle of March, I get up, make coffee, feed the dogs, and look up the previous day’s coronavirus numbers.

Aug 27, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Before and After

Graduation was held at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Saturday evening, and the parents kind of fell apart.

Aug 27, 2020
Gristmill: Up Close and Personal

Monday night’s opening of the Republican National Convention raised important questions every American must ponder.

Aug 27, 2020
The Mast-Head: Text Markers of Age

Searching for something for our weekly “Recovering the Past” contest, I found a photograph I had taken in August, almost exactly 30 years ago today.

Aug 20, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Must Haves

Like many of us sinners, I spend too much time shopping on the internet.

Aug 20, 2020
Gristmill: When the Going Gets Weird

When reality throws you for a loop, there’s always the escapism of the Great American Comic Book.

Aug 20, 2020
The Mast-Head: Safe at the Rail

Some people just will not wear masks. This struck me on the Cross Sound Ferry on my way back from Massachusetts.

Aug 13, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Shadow World

One of the greatest compensations for losing sleep on squad night is driving home through empty streets and then walking slowly up to my stoop from the driveway in the still of the night.

Aug 13, 2020
Gristmill: Spirit of Crazy Horse

I’ve been waiting for someone to say something to me about the “Free Leonard Peltier” shirts I’ve been wearing.

Aug 13, 2020
Relay: Good Connection in Power Outage

The novel coronavirus, ever refracting normalcy, casts an eerie glow on the path ahead.

Aug 13, 2020
The Mast-Head: Stinging Summer

I texted a neighbor the other day asking how the mosquitoes were over her way. Lucy, who usually has a decent amount to say, responded with just one word: bad.

Aug 6, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: A Graveyard Smash

The median income among Peloton owners is in the high six figures, if the marketing is to be believed. The purchase of one — and the cost of the monthly fees — is a luxury bordering on the inexcusable in these times of trouble.

Aug 6, 2020