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The Shipwreck Rose: I Want Candy

I believe nothing is more depressing than the “festival” of “fun” that goes on at Hershey’s Chocolatetown in Pennsylvania.

Jul 15, 2021
Gristmill: Deep in Long Beach

Here in Noyac, for some reason I’ve been overlooking nearby Long Beach, and was surprised it took me till the second weekend in July to appreciate it in a way I haven’t since the days of the Oasis.

Jul 15, 2021
Point of View: Unuplifting Lifted Words

If I were sermonizing, I’d write one on the folly of self-abasement, self-doubt, self-mortification, self-flagellation, and self-loathing.

Jul 15, 2021
Guestwords: To Potato and Privet

Thoughts on “The Potato Book,” a droll, tongue-in-cheek time capsule of a book with a 1970s warning in Truman Capote’s foreword.

Jul 15, 2021
Zeldin Has No Place as Governor

It is an indication of Trumpism’s tragic grip on the Republican Party that Lee Zeldin could be considered the presumptive nominee in a bid for governor of the State of New York.

Jul 8, 2021
Airport Options: Put Residents First

There was a time not that long ago when closing the airport was not something mentioned in public; now it is among the options.

Jul 8, 2021
Five Nights of Hell

What has happened to Montauk is a shame.

Jul 8, 2021
The Mast-Head: A New Trade Parade

Decades ago, a movement to build a bypass skirting the hamlets and villages on Montauk Highway was beaten back. I wonder what the naysayers would think if they could see 2021.

Jul 8, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Loafers Unite

Did you see the New York Times piece this weekend about a pro-laziness movement led by a factory dropout from Zhejiang Province, China?

Jul 8, 2021
Gristmill: Traffiqistan

Never mind the backups, jam-ups, and clogged (traffic) arteries, the quality of driving itself has taken a nosedive.

Jul 8, 2021
Point of View: The Spirit Embodied

The goose that lays the golden egg is on life support.

Jul 8, 2021
Guestwords: Where Man Was Born

Throughout this past year, for reasons that are not entirely clear to me, I have returned again and again to the lyrical prose of Peter Matthiessen’s “The Tree Where Man Was Born.”

Jul 8, 2021