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Guestwords: A Bus Driver Says Goodbye

As I move on to another chapter of my life, I am grateful that each day I had the privilege of spending my mornings and afternoons with so much life in its early stages, where everything is new and interesting and exciting.

Jan 19, 2023
Guestwords: Somebody Up There Likes Me

After a rollover, one man has his faith in his fellow citizens restored.

Jan 12, 2023
Guestwords: Gifts That Keep Giving

From our correspondent in Pennsylvania comes a tribute to an illustrator for 50 straight years of Christmas cards that are works or art.

Jan 5, 2023
Guestwords: Meeting Groucho and Cavett

A chance encounter with Dick Cavett on an East Hampton beach leads to a long-term friendship. And to Groucho.

Dec 29, 2022
Guestwords: Cakes for Peace

Just imagine how much more peaceful the world would be if difficult and/or coldhearted people were walloped with a million daily currents of kindness and love.

Dec 22, 2022
Guestwords: Our Obsession With Winning

Trump’s actions with respect to losing the election, while extreme, is hardly new. Winning is a supreme value in American culture.

Dec 15, 2022
Guestwords: Too Many Sweatpants

With its wide legs, its shapeless backside, its expanding waistline, the sweatpant is the official garment of the borderless, post-pandemic world.

Dec 8, 2022
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