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Guestwords: Tips for Growing Old in N.Y.C.

New York, it’s a wonderful place to spend your golden years — if you mind these few dos and don’ts, that is.

Apr 25, 2024
Guestwords: A Benchmark Garden Speech

On the occasion of the wartime opening of the extended nature trail at David’s Lane, a 79-year-old conservationist reminded us why we need the greenery.

Apr 18, 2024
Guestwords: Leaving the Farmhouse

Memories of 1978 and a final, snowy departure for college upstate.

Apr 11, 2024
Guestwords: Did You Feel That?

Taiwan just got rocked, 30 years ago it was Northridge, California, and it could happen here. What’s it like to ride out the big one?

Apr 4, 2024
Guestwords: Our Own Backyards

As we are bombarded with information detailing catastrophic environmental degradation around the world, it often seems we live in a bubble here on the East End.

Mar 28, 2024
Guestwords: The Yalie on the Bus

On an Audubon expedition into the American Southwest with busload of college kids in the early 1990s, among them was a young John Avlon, now running for Congress.

Mar 21, 2024
Guestwords: American Apathy

This is not the time to bury our heads in the sand or in our electronic devices.

Mar 14, 2024
Guestwords: Tale of Two Inquisitions

What I learned playing the Grand Inquisitor in a high school play, while experiencing my own interrogations off the stage.

Mar 7, 2024
Guestwords: Too Much Art?

At an arty dinner party in Sag Harbor a woman announced to the table, “There’s just too much art!” If that day ever comes, we’re in trouble.

Feb 29, 2024
Guestwords: Snowy Skies

How can friends who’ve headed to Florida or the Bahamas possibly get through a winter without the visceral remembrances of snowy days?

Feb 22, 2024
Guestwords: What I Lost With Joe

A tale of two ad men.

Feb 15, 2024
Guestwords: Normalcy, Never Again

My generation has been living in America’s Second Reconstruction. With some improvements from the first in the 1870s, we still fight for inclusion, seek diversity, and hope for equity.

Feb 8, 2024