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Guestwords: The Virtues of Monotasking

In the last few weeks of 2021, my body put a stop to overtasking and sent me to the corner to think about what I’d done.

Jan 6, 2022
Guestwords: At-Home Test Fails

I had just hit some second-rate jackpot and felt a combination of instant relief and long-haul anxiety. Yippee, we could take a test. Uh-oh, what if my wife and/or I tested positive?

Dec 30, 2021
Guestwords: Xmas Story

Just how did modern civilization make the transition from spirit, light entering the world, to matter — to the materialism that marks Christmas Day?

Dec 23, 2021
Guestwords: Buy/Don’t Buy My House

Bottom line? We want our house loved and enjoyed the way we loved and enjoyed it.

Dec 16, 2021
Guestwords: The Palmer Method

A public education debate has been raging between cursive and printing enthusiasts for several decades now.

Dec 9, 2021
Guestwords: Knee Jerks

Walking the dog was fine. Tennis was fine. Life was fine. Until Labor Day, when my knee blew up like a balloon. So what do you recommend, doc?

Dec 2, 2021
Guestwords: Giving Thanks Anew

On Nov. 25 and every day before and after, I will thank God, Destiny, Fate, Chance, and the prejudice of white descendants of European immigrants for my good fortune. But is that something I should celebrate?

Nov 24, 2021
Guestwords: Turkey Unmasked

Thanksgiving last year was just weird. Now I’m once again looking to escape P.T.S.D. (Post Turkey Stress Disorder).

Nov 18, 2021
Guestwords: At the Battle of the Bulge

So what did Joseph DiSunno do about having no oil in his truck as the Germans closed in?

Nov 11, 2021
Guestwords: Boating While Swamped

Over the course of 15 years running a registered charter fishing boat and taking people out to Montauk Point, I have issued five official mayday distress calls and sunk two boats — with customers on them.

Nov 4, 2021
Guestwords: Ghost Town, a Love Story

What is it about Sag Harbor that brings out the spirits?

Oct 28, 2021
Guestwords: Consider the Rake

Because I can physically see the work getting done as I rake, I view things with a beneficence I can’t summon in life’s more static moments.

Oct 21, 2021