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The Shipwreck Rose: Cabbages and Clowns

There is something humorous about having launched a newspaper column of personal musings during the doldrums of a pandemic: Shall I write about how I procured a can of dolmas (stuffed Greek grape leaves) without going inside the grocery store, or shall I thrill the reader with the antics of the lone-ranger raccoon who frequents my backdoor trash bin?

Mar 4, 2021
Gristmill: Sammy, Still Running

Budd Schulberg’s “What Makes Sammy Run?” does more than hold up well, its heel of a hero reflects a changing America.

Mar 4, 2021
Point of View: A Room Is Opened Up

I told O’en on our walk the other night that I thought winter was finally over, but he was too preoccupied with the evening’s effluvia to give the matter much thought.

Unlike us, it seems all the same to him whether the weather is fair or foul. He is just as happy to roll splayed out on the snow as he is upon the leaves or grass. He is the most temperate soul in our menage, an avatar of amity, a friend to all, regardless of race, class, creed, gender, age, or political affiliation. We who tend to compare and contrast would do well to learn from him.

Mar 4, 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
In Line for Vaccines

Five hundred people, from a population of at least 22,000, have been vaccinated locally in East Hampton Town for Covid-19. This is far from enough, and allegations are that other parts of the region are faring better.

Feb 25, 2021
Under the Bus

It is unfortunate that the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee decided to throw Councilman Jeff Bragman overboard by not nominating him to seek another term for asking too many questions.

Feb 25, 2021
What’s App, Doc?

Time is running out for East Hampton Village to get things right with a looming summertime fiasco over parking.

Feb 25, 2021
The Mast-Head: From the Beginning

The America we live in today did not begin in 1776; it grew out of Anglo-European colonization in which the exclusion of the land’s indigenous people was from the start routine.

Feb 25, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Build Me Up, Buttercup

True confession: I am a flower thief. I know it’s wrong. I have no moral compass when it comes to flowers.

Feb 25, 2021
Gristmill: Vacation Dreaming

A February break doing nothing much at all can get you thinking . . .

Feb 25, 2021
Point of View: A Joyous Prospect

A shovel brigade was summoned to East Hampton High last Saturday to clear snow from the track, the turf field, and from the baseball field and tennis courts, too, for the new sports season.

Feb 25, 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