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The Shipwreck Rose: The Glass Slipper

Among the brilliant things I never did was an art project I conceived of in my late teens, in which I was going to take Polaroid photographs of my feet clad in favorite pairs of shoes. An autobiography in footwear.

Aug 5, 2021
Gristmill: Olympics on the Cheap

My current obsession with the Tokyo Olympics prompts memories of a low-budget trip to Montreal for the ’76 Games.

Aug 5, 2021
Point of View: Two Furry Preceptors

The traffic is godawful, but maybe as a result of the snail's pace everyone's driving too slowly to inflict much damage.

Aug 5, 2021
Guestwords: Going Home

I am 74 and diagnosed with end-stage heart and kidney disease. The doctors said there was not much more they could do. Go live life.

Aug 5, 2021
Poor Cell Service a Sign of Bigger Problems

Cellphone service is not all that bad around here — in February.

Jul 29, 2021
Thank a Firefighter

A fire last week that destroyed a family’s Springs house was notable in two respects — its cause and the conditions in which firefighters responded.

Jul 29, 2021
Business on the Beaches

Beach amenities services would appear to require a permit from the town or villages. However, with so many miles of shoreline and limited awareness among caterers and others, the rules are routinely ignored.

Jul 29, 2021
The Mast-Head: Deer vs. Me

There is a rhythm emerging in the struggle between me and the deer over who rules the garden.

Jul 29, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Ferry Tale

Does it astonish you that there is a ferry in service today on the Long Island Sound that landed in France on D-Day?

Jul 29, 2021
Gristmill: Hail the Road Test

A Monday afternoon in the D.M.V. road test queue in Patchogue.

Jul 29, 2021
Point of View: Plant Them and They Will Come

As I was leaving Wittendale’s the other day holding a tall milkweed plant on the way to check out, a monarch butterfly flitted about me — a good sign.

Jul 29, 2021
Guestwords: When the Living Is Easy

Memories of funky, beautiful, artistic Springs in the summer of ’64.

Jul 29, 2021