June 24, 2015 4:37 pm Published by

The pond was tiny, at the base of the steep slope that separated our yard from theirs’.  A spout on a... Read Story

My Hamptons

June 23, 2015 12:41 pm Published by

It was the summer of ’73, and the Hamptons still felt exotic, exciting and new. I was a twenty-three year... Read Story

Hamptons Snap Shot

June 19, 2015 7:37 pm Published by

I suppose some might view it differently, but I’ve always been drawn to color and there’s certainly a lot of... Read Story

Music, Mesclun, Maracas

June 19, 2015 12:43 pm Published by

What could mesclun greens possibly have to do with percussion instruments? In my town, there is a connection. I live... Read Story

Salty Dogs

June 17, 2015 12:54 pm Published by

Two years after my last great summer in Montauk, I got married. My new bride, Linda, a San Diego native,... Read Story

The Hard Crossing

June 17, 2015 9:01 am Published by

Eastern Long Island has a fragile, unique and beautiful ecology. The pressure on that balance of nature is probably most... Read Story

A Day at the Beach

June 15, 2015 2:15 pm Published by

“Son, it’s your lucky day. Ever been to Gin Lane?” “In Chinatown?” I replied, guessing wildly and badly. “I see.... Read Story

A Hardware Story

June 7, 2015 12:17 pm Published by

The Orlowski True Value Hardware Company, where I’ve worked since the 9th grade, has stood on Love Lane, Mattituck’s main... Read Story

The Love of Your Life

June 3, 2015 9:34 pm Published by

One sun-lit October morning several years ago, as my husband, two young grandchildren and I strolled along the shores of... Read Story

East End Affairs

June 3, 2015 8:45 pm Published by

In late October of 1973, I would return to Montauk after six long months of travel to say goodbye to... Read Story

Reggae Stones

June 3, 2015 7:18 am Published by

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson “Is it reggae night, Daddy?” Chloe asks bouncing lightly... Read Story

The Walker

June 2, 2015 4:30 pm Published by

The boy walked slowly across the road, dragging his deerskin moccasins in the dust, more slowly than his mother could... Read Story

Profile: an Artist

June 1, 2015 4:52 pm Published by

When my parents first started talking about him, they whispered “he shot his shrink, do you think he will be... Read Story

A Stormy Reunion

June 1, 2015 12:28 pm Published by

They sat silently, each pondering the startling events of the day. Jeannie clung to Greg, Don held Penny’s shivering hand.... Read Story

Kids Running Amok

May 30, 2015 1:38 pm Published by

Warning: Helicopter parents may need smelling salts. Growing up on the East End in the fifties could be considered child... Read Story

Ghosts of Shopkeepers Past

May 20, 2015 10:28 am Published by

Outside, golden forsythias bloom and an early spring breeze carries a pungent stench of fresh mulch and fertilizer. The long... Read Story

Mystery at Tiana Bay

May 15, 2015 6:35 pm Published by

Our family traveled out to Hampton Bays for decade’s. This is where we spent our vacation’s on Tiana Bay. We... Read Story

Wampum’s Spirituality

April 22, 2015 6:36 pm Published by

The manufacture of wampum was isolated to the Atlantic shore tribes from Rhode Island to Virginia, but its discovery by... Read Story

Yoga Memories

April 22, 2015 6:32 pm Published by

When my daughter asked me to join her meditation and yoga class in a vineyard in Bridgehampton last summer, I... Read Story

The Goldenrods

March 16, 2015 6:52 pm Published by

It was the summer of “Star Wars,” it was the summer of Sam and it was the last summer for... Read Story

My Polish Grandmother

March 14, 2015 3:20 pm Published by

In the heart of what is still called Polishtown in Riverhead stands St. Isadore’s Roman Catholic Church.  It was the... Read Story


March 3, 2015 12:19 pm Published by

Driving home the night before Thanksgiving, I see a view my schedule rarely allows. The California sky turns to night... Read Story

I’m An Indian Too!?

February 16, 2015 3:42 pm Published by

The following is a true story about a tale of two Indian chiefs, a few corporate chiefs, and the long... Read Story