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Guestwords: She Ordered Pistachio

Memories of heavenly dates at Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor in Queens trigger thoughts of the recent loss of Scoop du Jour here in East Hampton.

May 12, 2021
Guestwords: A Glimpse of Adulthood

Time spent on the beach with a father, and the details a daughter remembers.

May 6, 2021
Guestwords: Coming of Age

I think my interest in history, as in the history of the Presbyterian churches in Springs and Amagansett, is an extension of looking into my history. Who am I?

Apr 29, 2021
Guestwords: Science and God

Science can’t prove or disprove God, but I nevertheless believe that its findings can contribute greatly to our quest for meaning.

Apr 21, 2021
Guestwords: A No Good, Very Bad Year

Lessons from a tumble down a flight of stairs, a hospital stay during the height of Covid, and 90 isolating days in a less-than-desirable care center.

Apr 14, 2021
Guestwords: Pass the Wine, Please

Some variation of your life partner getting on your last nerve is inevitable. This was especially true in 2020, the year we rolled back the clock to 1918.

Apr 7, 2021
Guestwords: Once at the News Co.

How a slotted space for newspapers in an old Main Street store’s cabinetry came to symbolize something more — an arrival.

Mar 31, 2021
Guestwords: Our Impossible Journey

Whenever my daughters complain about lugging an extra bag of groceries, climbing an extra flight of stairs, or enduring yet another Covid-related frustration, I remind them to “think about Shackleton.”

Mar 24, 2021
Guestwords: Aging Energy Infrastructure

Long Island is in a precarious situation in terms of meeting growing energy demands. So how will the construction of offshore wind farms affect the grid?

Mar 17, 2021
Guestwords: A Reason to Protect Nature

What childhood traits and experiences promote an adulthood commitment to the natural world? A sense of wonder.

Mar 10, 2021
Guestwords: Good Ground

I’ve roamed 23 South Fork graveyards, from Southampton to Sag Harbor. I dig surprises, and what has more surprises per square foot than a cemetery?

Mar 4, 2021
Guestwords: The Funk I’m In

We have a new president. The virus cases are receding, hospitalizations and deaths, too. What is keeping me from yodeling in the streets? Could it be Post-Traumatic Virus Reprogramming Syndrome?

Feb 25, 2021