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Guestwords: Overcoming Sports Anxiety

June is L.G.B.T.Q. Pride Month, presenting an opportunity to celebrate and reflect, causing me to ponder if my awkwardness playing team sports was intensified because I was a gay kid.

Jun 10, 2021
Guestwords: The High Way of History

I read the sign’s words out loud: “Grand Army of the Republic Highway,” adding, “I love that about America. You’re never far from our history, and we’re still fighting the Civil War.”

Jun 2, 2021
Guestwords: A Question for Gardeners

Why do so many men of a certain age suddenly take up gardening?

May 27, 2021
Guestwords: The Lone Ranger Faces Life

One summer evening in 1943 I ran to Dad with a big request: It was time for a Daisy air rifle.

May 19, 2021
Guestwords: She Ordered Pistachio

Memories of heavenly dates at Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor in Queens trigger thoughts of the recent loss of Scoop du Jour here in East Hampton.

May 12, 2021
Guestwords: A Glimpse of Adulthood

Time spent on the beach with a father, and the details a daughter remembers.

May 6, 2021
Guestwords: Coming of Age

I think my interest in history, as in the history of the Presbyterian churches in Springs and Amagansett, is an extension of looking into my history. Who am I?

Apr 29, 2021
Guestwords: Science and God

Science can’t prove or disprove God, but I nevertheless believe that its findings can contribute greatly to our quest for meaning.

Apr 21, 2021
Guestwords: A No Good, Very Bad Year

Lessons from a tumble down a flight of stairs, a hospital stay during the height of Covid, and 90 isolating days in a less-than-desirable care center.

Apr 14, 2021
Guestwords: Pass the Wine, Please

Some variation of your life partner getting on your last nerve is inevitable. This was especially true in 2020, the year we rolled back the clock to 1918.

Apr 7, 2021
Guestwords: Once at the News Co.

How a slotted space for newspapers in an old Main Street store’s cabinetry came to symbolize something more — an arrival.

Mar 31, 2021
Guestwords: Our Impossible Journey

Whenever my daughters complain about lugging an extra bag of groceries, climbing an extra flight of stairs, or enduring yet another Covid-related frustration, I remind them to “think about Shackleton.”

Mar 24, 2021