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Beach Walks

August 15, 2015 11:59 pm Published by

I’m a walker. When I’m in the City I walk my dog to and around Central Park every morning –... Read Story

My East End Home

August 15, 2015 11:58 pm Published by

I never had a house in the Hamptons. Nor have I ever resided in Riverhead. I don’t have a manor... Read Story

A Bike Ride to Montauk

August 15, 2015 11:57 pm Published by

             Upon meeting someone new, “where are you from?” will inevitably come up. I have always skirted around this question... Read Story

Once upon a house…

August 15, 2015 11:56 pm Published by

Remarkable perhaps only to myself, I find that I have arrived at an age such that if you needed to... Read Story

Blue Water Sunrise

August 15, 2015 11:47 pm Published by

As long as I can remember the East End has drawn me to it like a huge magnet. Its seaside... Read Story

The Edge of the Earth

August 15, 2015 11:37 pm Published by

I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and spent my formative years in Bay Ridge; moving to Long Island as a... Read Story

Some Nights At The Tidewater

August 15, 2015 11:33 pm Published by

Nights pay out slow at the Tidewater. The little bar sits along an unloved stretch of Montauk Highway, a rattletrap... Read Story

The Box

August 15, 2015 11:22 pm Published by

At age fifteen, I was troubled. With undiagnosed, flagrant bipolar disorder, I masked my distractedness with contempt. For anything or... Read Story

A Tale of Two Hamlets In Song

August 15, 2015 11:18 pm Published by

What on earth can Quogue, the crown jewel of the Un-Hamptons, have in common with the rural backwater of Nutbush,... Read Story

First Impressions

August 15, 2015 11:14 pm Published by

“I’m spending next week in the Hamptons. Do you want to come?”, my host Tim asked me. It was late... Read Story

Garden in a Bowl

August 15, 2015 11:07 pm Published by

It was the middle of August, 1971. I was seventeen and had enjoyed a classic East End day off from... Read Story

Hamptons Morning

August 15, 2015 11:05 pm Published by

Paparazzi was in front of the building and before the doorman could open the door they began shooting . The... Read Story

Soldier Ride

August 15, 2015 11:04 pm Published by

The story below is a 3 day window into the first of my two cycling trips across America for and with wounded soldiers.... Read Story

Coping Mechanism

August 15, 2015 11:01 pm Published by

“You learn to lie a lot.” I let that comment sit for a moment, and noted in the next the... Read Story

Night Vision

August 15, 2015 10:47 pm Published by

All is stillness and silence when you step onto the beach. Until you stop and watch and listen. Then everything... Read Story

Out East

August 15, 2015 10:25 pm Published by

I am not a good storyteller.  I am not the life of the party.  I am not that “guy” who... Read Story

A Home On God’s Celestial Shore

August 15, 2015 9:56 pm Published by

He saunters through the backyard while the adults talk about money.  A fifteen-year-old boy greets, with courtly eyes, the trees... Read Story

What Sandy Gave us

August 15, 2015 9:48 pm Published by

It was like this when the storm came. The birds evaporated into nothing. They had an aerial view of the... Read Story

Four Score

August 15, 2015 9:46 pm Published by

  Prelude It has been said: “The nature of youth is that you do not know much.” I knew very... Read Story

Finding Reggie

August 15, 2015 9:42 pm Published by

The 4th of July parade in New Suffolk is a gloriously simple march each year. Observers unfold their chairs to... Read Story

Where the Light Lives

August 15, 2015 9:04 pm Published by

You can see it most clearly in those places where sea, sky and land converge. Although “see” is not exactly... Read Story

Fagotto

August 15, 2015 8:54 pm Published by

When I was in the fourth grade I started playing the bassoon.  What better instrument for a shy, awkward girl... Read Story

Paradise on Gerard Drive

August 15, 2015 8:31 pm Published by

When I took a subtle right from Fireplace Road onto Gerard Drive in Springs, I could feel the tension leave... Read Story

Undertow

August 15, 2015 8:29 pm Published by

Too many instances of getting knocked off my feet and pulled under the waves have rendered me not a beach... Read Story

Gone Clamming

August 15, 2015 8:16 pm Published by

It was mid-afternoon; the sweltering sun made Three Mile’s shallow green waters iridescent, creating twinkles so tremendous it seemed as... Read Story

Smith’s Creek

August 15, 2015 7:11 pm Published by

That year, Michael invited us inside their house for the first time. He wanted to show us a Ninja Turtle... Read Story

Endless Summer

August 15, 2015 7:00 pm Published by

I don’t remember the first time that I met Rick, but had I known how much our lives would intertwine... Read Story

Hither Hills

August 15, 2015 6:14 pm Published by

The tent was illuminated by the hissing Coleman lantern and two burner stove heating up the coffee. I was a... Read Story

Starfish Fix

August 15, 2015 5:38 pm Published by

The fix is always in. It has to be. Somebody is always wanting something that they simply aren’t fixed to... Read Story

July 16, 2015

August 15, 2015 5:37 pm Published by

A quote by Norman Mailer crossed my path today. I was in the bookstore in Sag Harbor, and a book... Read Story

Napeague of Summers Past

August 15, 2015 5:35 pm Published by

As autumn light infiltrates the sky with the promise of the Perseid meteor showers and then September, my heart returns... Read Story

The Book Of Shadows

August 15, 2015 5:08 pm Published by

“Watchtowers of the East – We welcome you, the element of air, the use of intellect. Watchtowers of the South... Read Story

Chiquitita

August 15, 2015 4:47 pm Published by

I caught a glimpse of it out of the corner of my eye, on a beach in Europe no less.... Read Story

Summer Love

August 15, 2015 4:36 pm Published by

              Four is a wondrous age, a time when anything and everything is possible. I recollect passing half of... Read Story

Be-You-Tee-Full!

August 15, 2015 4:26 pm Published by

They say that home is where you hang your hat. Although I may have hung my hat in Munich for... Read Story

Summer Renter

August 15, 2015 4:18 pm Published by

You’re not the only one with a summer rental, reads the sign in the window of the J. Crew on... Read Story

Shamanista

August 15, 2015 3:03 pm Published by

It was my best friend’s birthday and she threw herself quite a party at bar d.b.a. in the East Village.... Read Story

Flow

August 15, 2015 2:54 pm Published by

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. —William Shakespeare On a steamy evening toward the end of August,... Read Story

Dare I say love affair?

August 15, 2015 2:47 pm Published by

I’ve been going to Montauk since i was a child, my dad owned a fishing charter boat and kept it... Read Story

Hishampton

August 15, 2015 2:36 pm Published by

For some, “the Hamptons” evokes images of fast cars, pricey estates and excess. The naturalists among us think of the... Read Story

Six Days In August

August 15, 2015 1:40 pm Published by

I decided to take a few days off from work to clean out my apartment having moved into with my... Read Story

Friday Night Helicopters

August 15, 2015 1:38 pm Published by

This is my ritual. On Friday evenings I hop on my boat and head out to Shinnecock Inlet to watch... Read Story

Is This Chicken for Sale?

August 15, 2015 1:36 pm Published by

If you’ve worked for years on women’s lifestyle sites, as I have, you know that in late afternoon it all... Read Story

The Surprise

August 15, 2015 1:34 pm Published by

It was love at first sight. We recognized it because it had happened years before. After Dale and I met... Read Story

Ready for me?

August 15, 2015 1:33 pm Published by

How I got back home and how I got “Ready for me” … Are you ready for me?  To be... Read Story

The Stories He Tells

August 15, 2015 1:28 pm Published by

My dad is the kind of guy who pays for his dinner in conversation. When I was still young enough... Read Story

Mr. Squirrel

August 15, 2015 1:13 pm Published by

  Each weekend, as my little terrier, Pip, and I board the Jitney, I am already the inhaling peace—a delicious... Read Story

Head above Water

August 15, 2015 1:08 pm Published by

Not too many summers ago, when I was pregnant with our fourth child, the man to whom I had entrusted... Read Story

WIth Blinders On

August 15, 2015 12:56 pm Published by

There are always tears at horse shows. Usually this occurs as the riders exit the Short Stirrup or Children’s Hunter... Read Story

Three Men And A Bird

August 15, 2015 12:47 pm Published by

  We were sailing offshore on a coastal passage from St Augustine, Florida to Sag Harbor, NY, aboard ALYAN.  She... Read Story

Maestra

August 15, 2015 12:13 pm Published by

The Prius bounced from pothole to pothole like a pinball, causing a dust storm. As Joy pulled up to the... Read Story

White House, Red Flowers

August 15, 2015 11:57 am Published by

There’s a white house on the corner of Woods Lane and Main. Marked by window boxes consistently stocked with red... Read Story

The Broken Wing

August 15, 2015 11:53 am Published by

She gazed up at me with a tiny black eye, tilting her iridescent head. I didn’t move. In my hand... Read Story

A Rhythm Upon Everything

August 15, 2015 11:52 am Published by

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its... Read Story

Now and Then

August 15, 2015 11:25 am Published by

“You from around here?” An oft asked question that reflects the sense of place that defines us. An answer appears... Read Story

Once Upon An Avenue

August 15, 2015 11:19 am Published by

As Anne and I enter Erik’s, we are met by the cheerful owner wearing a baseball cap, “What can I... Read Story

Cats Are Human Too

August 15, 2015 10:39 am Published by

Throughout my life, starting when I was five there was always a time when I had a cat. It wasn’t... Read Story

Nostalgia

August 15, 2015 10:33 am Published by

Frolicking care free through the back yard filled with honey suckles and butterflies while caressing the warmth of the sun... Read Story

Neighborly Behavior

August 15, 2015 10:24 am Published by

There are advantages to living in Sag Harbor Village. Our kids can ride their bikes to town and walk to... Read Story

Glaciations

August 15, 2015 10:02 am Published by

I’m sitting on a cushioned beach chair in Quogue, saronged and sunscreened alongside The Ladies, as my daughter calls them.... Read Story

Oh, that House!

August 15, 2015 10:00 am Published by

You know what I am talking about. You know that house in your neighborhood, perhaps next door, or down the... Read Story

The Wild Stallion

August 15, 2015 9:46 am Published by

  There one day, gone the next. Footprints and tire tracks trailing through flawless snow, and vexatious vacancy, left onlookers... Read Story

Twice-Lit Horizions

August 15, 2015 8:25 am Published by

  If you asked me to recount the most magical memory from my childhood, I would smile and tell you... Read Story

Small Time Voyeur

August 15, 2015 2:19 am Published by

Summertime, and the livin’ seems to be easy. School buses are out, schools of striped bass are in and yes,... Read Story

The Cottage

August 15, 2015 12:06 am Published by

A salty crisp breeze and the sounds of rocking buoys and boats are some of the first things I think... Read Story

No Small Consolation

August 14, 2015 11:54 pm Published by

It wasn’t my day. I don’t know whose day it was, but it wasn’t mine.   It was the Tuesday... Read Story

Summer Love

August 14, 2015 11:47 pm Published by

I remember the summer of 1984 as well as I can recall Montauk’s fresh salty air and the billowing winds... Read Story

Life of A Local

August 14, 2015 11:32 pm Published by

When most people hear the words “The Hamptons”, they immediately think of summer, the beach, parties, the expensive pricing of... Read Story

My Way to the East End

August 14, 2015 11:18 pm Published by

As a farmer’s granddaughter childhood was a magical time. Weekend visits to the farm were filled with sensory delights. The... Read Story

Captain Fred E. Bird

August 14, 2015 10:08 pm Published by

This piece is dedicated to Captain Fred E. Bird and his family. This story goes back to the childhood of... Read Story

Sound Avenue

August 14, 2015 8:45 pm Published by

There were North Fork girls, and there were Hamptons girls. I’ve always been a North Fork girl. Perhaps I just... Read Story

Bad Manners In The Hamptons

August 14, 2015 8:20 pm Published by

Early Sunday morning, smoth blue skies, the singular scent of privet permeates the July air. So fleeting, yet wonderfully memorable.... Read Story

The Magician’s Son

August 14, 2015 8:20 pm Published by

As I step out onto my porch early in the morning, before most people are up and about, I sip... Read Story

The House

August 14, 2015 7:57 pm Published by

On a stifling June afternoon in 1976, bicentennial red, white and blue buntings decorated the streets of Sag Harbor. Pansies... Read Story

A Few Things to Hold On To

August 14, 2015 6:43 pm Published by

My mother moved my brother and me when we were five and four from our small apartment in Dobbs Ferry,... Read Story

Prius Envy

August 14, 2015 6:16 pm Published by

  As I came down the front steps of Southampton Town Hall with my newly acquired handicapped parking sticker, I... Read Story