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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
Guestwords: Game 7, St. Louis, 1946

Recollections of a day in Missouri when everyone was a Cardinal.

Oct 14, 2021
Guestwords: Columbus Bows Out

On Columbus Day weekend, revisiting Philip Roth’s breakthrough collection with an eye on identity politics.

Oct 7, 2021
Guestwords: Hail the Rooster

The more people learn about roosters, the more they will appreciate them and want them to have full lives. They will even develop positive attitudes toward their crowing.

Sep 30, 2021
Guestwords: Beware the Rage Rover

The problem these days is not just the quantity of the traffic, it’s the quality.

Sep 23, 2021
Guestwords: R.I.P. Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon was a dear friend I had met on the softball field in Bridgehampton. The melding of machismo and kindness in one man was irresistible.

Sep 16, 2021
Guestwords: Hamptons Pride at Last

This Sunday marks a new, overdue, and outright joyous event in Hamptons history: the launch of its first organization devoted exclusively to Pride.

Sep 9, 2021