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Guestwords: A Day With Pelé 

Pictures of Pelé flashing on TV as FIFA World Cup fever spreads from Qatar to Queens bring back memories of a writer’s sort-of date with him.

Dec 1, 2022
Guestwords: The Real Thanksgiving

Was it a quirk of history or the hand of God that brought Squanto and William Bradford together?

Nov 23, 2022
Guestwords: Rethinking Preservation

The Nov. 3 vote in the Sag Harbor School District to approve buying five lots near the high school with C.P.F. help was significant. It forces all of us to rethink what preservation means for the East End.

Nov 17, 2022
Guestwords: Fork Play: Remembering Gael Greene

As New York magazine’s pioneering “Insatiable Critic” and the first foodie, a term she coined, Gael Greene made dining out a sensual experience to be savored.

Nov 10, 2022
Guestwords: Fuel Lessons From History

The Group of 7 has decided to cap the price it will pay for Russian oil. There may be lessons for that challenge in U.S. history, from World War I to the coal wars of 1922.

Nov 3, 2022
Guestwords: Hope vs. Despair

Last year a group of us decided to tackle our ecological despair with action in a landscape we love — East Hampton and eastern Long Island. We started in our own yards.

Oct 27, 2022
Guestwords: Jeremiah, Jesus

Oct. 22, 1962: I was ordained to ministry in the Presbyterian Church, and President Kennedy addressed the nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Oct 20, 2022
Guestwords: What’s in a Name?

I have a gripe with people who pin appellations on inanimate objects, or on almost anything and everything. I draw the line at labeling automobiles, apartment complexes, houses . . .

Oct 13, 2022
Guestwords: My Dear Feet

I suspect that I haven’t given enough credit to my feet for what they’ve done for me. It’s time to correct that.

Oct 6, 2022
Guestwords: Beach Plum Days

Memories of picking beach plums in Shinnecock Hills, and how they were lovingly jarred in a grandmother’s sweet-smelling kitchen.

Sep 29, 2022
Guestwords: The Queue for the Queen

I hereby pay my respects to this woman who so impressively embodied Britain’s history and spirit.

Sep 22, 2022
Guestwords: Surfing the Birds and the Flies

A road trip to a pioneering surfer’s favorite East End haunts brings a family together.

Sep 15, 2022