Author Archives for Dallas Cobb

Dark Age Charter

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July 27, 2017 4:12 pm

On a hot, humid summer Sunday afternoon in the small town of Southampton on Long Island, ceremonies were in full... Read Story


Point Positive

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July 26, 2017 9:22 pm

The freshwater viciously pounded at my face and down my throat, leaving only millisecond intervals to gasp for air. The... Read Story


Taking Temperatures

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July 26, 2017 3:24 pm

My mother, Joanne: Creamy-white skin, dark brown, coarse, curly hair, bright, light-blue eyes. This is how she took temperatures: She’d... Read Story


Painless

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July 25, 2017 1:11 pm

-Honoring a family member lost in WWII I 14, 1945. 1900 hours It has been twelve hours since I was... Read Story


The Windmill

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July 25, 2017 10:27 am

The Windmill By Diane Strecker Amidst a sea of famous faces, it was the structure itself that mesmerized me most.... Read Story


Pink Sweater

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July 25, 2017 8:48 am

Mrs. Kelly was positive, smiling, and unfailingly perky. I simply couldn’t stand her. For her, the rose-tinted glasses that most... Read Story


Belly Bomb

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July 22, 2017 2:33 pm

Birds chirping, sunshine streaming in, I awoke in a Southold loft with a huge lump on my stomach. I gingerly... Read Story


The Un-Hampton

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July 22, 2017 11:26 am

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again And... Read Story


Love Seventeen

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July 13, 2017 9:55 am

I sat in the familiar grainy, soft sand of Quogue Village Beach, staring out into the expansive ocean, blue blanket... Read Story


The Loop

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July 12, 2017 12:21 pm

As my adult daughter, Megan, and I were killing time before an appointment in Southampton Village recently, she suggested we... Read Story


AFTER THE STORM

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July 12, 2017 11:35 am

September 22, 1938 — the day after the great hurricane – was perfect flying weather. Bright, benign, its fineness mocked... Read Story


Natural Beauty

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July 7, 2017 12:52 pm

The street sign is named Central Blvd. On either side is nothing more than green woods littered with decaying, burgundy... Read Story


Where I Love

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July 5, 2017 9:44 am

Where I Live We returned to the tangle of place called home in 1994 — me, my husband, and our... Read Story


Tit for Tat

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June 29, 2017 4:20 pm

Her breasts preceded her. Not metaphorically, or by reputation, but actually. She walked through the door, and they entered the... Read Story


I Do. We will.

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June 28, 2017 11:42 am

For ten years, we had been living happily in biblical sin. Neither of us had ever been married. One of... Read Story


test from dennisw

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June 27, 2017 1:35 pm

Washington (CNN)Tuesday is another critical day for the Senate health care bill as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President... Read Story


Ode To Paula

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June 25, 2017 6:07 pm

On November 11, 2016, one of my closest friends, Paula, died in a fire. Paula was a generational friend —... Read Story


Grey Gardens

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June 8, 2017 4:29 pm

East Hampton August 1972 Satiated after lunch at The Royale Fish in Amagansett my husband, Albert, and I set out... Read Story


Boots on Legs

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June 2, 2017 8:32 am

“Nude is Rude and Cops Can’t Bare It” read the headline in the Southampton Press. The paper is spread out... Read Story


The Refugee

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May 17, 2017 11:12 am

My wife and I clanged our glasses together as we said a quick toast to our friends. We had opened... Read Story


Primitive Society

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April 27, 2017 12:38 pm

Where Triton Lane in East Quogue meets Shinnecock Bay, a few local horseshoe crabs happen to be holding their semi-annual... Read Story


Daddy’s Girl

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April 25, 2017 4:33 pm

I must have been four. It is one of my earliest recollections. We were very poor. My parents never had... Read Story


UFO Hamptons

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April 22, 2017 6:38 pm

Flying saucers…UFOs…ETs…. Few topics are more likely to prompt raised eyebrows or outright derision. But it wasn’t always so. Back... Read Story


Sunday Funday

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

It’s 4:46 pm and now it’s time to make that decision whether or not I will do this. Normally I... Read Story


Pavlov’s Dogs

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

PAVLOV’S DOGS      BY Harry Lorayne All memory is based on what I call The Reminder Principle. How many... Read Story


Papa and Muz

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

One of the most successful restaurants my grandparents had operated was Casa Basso, located in Westhampton, Long Island, a popular... Read Story


Celebrity Sightings

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS by Harvey Feinstein You know their faces from television. You’ve seen them in the movies or read about... Read Story


Last Land Day

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

Last Land Day When does the East End of Long Island run out of buildable land? Even this question is... Read Story


Shockwaves

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

Shockwaves By Amy Katz Brooklyn Technical High School, Sept. 26, 2001 It’s been two weeks since the world fell. They... Read Story


Hurricane Sandy

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

HURRICANE SANDY – 10/29 TO 10/30/12 We had spent two days preparing for the storm – getting the lobster house... Read Story


Where’s Walden?

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

There are incredibly beautiful views here on the East End that seem to have remained unchanged for, well, forever. The... Read Story