It was like a slow-moving storm that began creeping around my consciousness the week before Mother’s Day. I felt irritable, tired and was probably a tad b—– (it rhymes with “witchy”). I’m usually in tune with my emotions, but this time I was stymied.
He’s slower than a tortoise, scrawnier than a Williamsburg hipster and, even if he tried to leap a tall building in a single bound, his feet would barely leave the ground. Yet my 2 1/2-year-old son, Jackson, appears convinced he’s some sort of superhero these days. READ
There may be no exercise more maddening than checking the weather forecast more than a week in advance of a particular day. On weather.com, the monthly tab lists a forecast for 15 consecutive days.
Almost exactly a year ago, a former colleague of mine, Michael White, penned a column titled “Seven years in community newspapers.” After seven years with Times Review Media Group, Mike was writing his farewell column. He has since gone on to launch his own website, GreaterPatchogue.com.
And after almost exactly seven years of living on Long Island, it’s now time for me to move on. READ
With one bill — the Campaign Finance Reform Act — already before the Suffolk Legislature and aimed at corruption in the county’s electoral process, a group of Suffolk legislators led by Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) is putting together another measure that would set up an office to investigate corruption, fraud and waste in Suffolk government and protect whisteblowers.
It was an innocent question, I suppose, that I should have expected from someone in another country. Still, I was taken aback two weeks ago when I overheard the blackjack dealer at Casino de Montreal say the name Donald Trump. READ
With money corrupting the democratic process becoming a major issue in the United States, Suffolk Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) has introduced a bill to limit campaign contributions from county contractors and public employee unions.
I was chatting long-distance with a gal-pal who moved out of state after her husband died. She is currently dating the “man of her dreams” and quite intoxicated with endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, aka the feel-good hormones. READ