In three weeks the world’s greatest athletes will take center stage at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, a grand spectacle that will seize our nation’s attention and captivate us with unforgettable moments. From the swimming pool to gymnastics mats, a new group of American athletes will become heroes. READ
Although we all are North Fork nationalists, we are part of a larger world. Really. This time of year, with the Glorious Fourth upon us, is a time to remember that e pluribus unum. READ
One Friday morning before heading to work, I decided to vacuum the house — bad decision. My house was neat and clean, but I was expecting company that evening. 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
We’ve been through the mountains of New Hampshire together and driven the scenic route on Cape Cod more than once.
We’ve been to concerts and baseball games, job interviews and construction sites, parties and funerals. Even a funeral or two that eventually turned into a party. READ
The first time I visited my husband’s parents, I noticed that his dad carried a small radio from room to room of their New Jersey garden apartment, tuned to a Yankees game, just the way I carried a radio with me everywhere I went tuned to National Public Radio.
Sometimes I wish my politically moderate opinions were as sexy as the extreme ones some use to elicit a strong response from people.
I just don’t share those views. I don’t think I can help it. READ