Author Archives for Dallas Cobb

The Eastern Carousel

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

Near the end of the Island there stands an old carousel equipped with exuberantly lifeless horses, mockingly stationary lion benches,... Read Story


You Again

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

My relationship with my mother improved greatly after she died. While she lived, there were a few outright gifts she... Read Story


Idyll Love

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

The expressway became a dirt road, back then, at exit 73. We cut through a ghost town called Riverhead and... Read Story


A Little While

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

A Little While Our playground was a country farm-fenced street in Remsenburg, NY. Former potato fields had sprouted a handful... Read Story


Butterfly Eyes

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

Driving on the serpentine roads, fields of wildflowers turn my eyes into butterflies. Summer has overcome me, my skin so... Read Story


One Fish

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

“Are the blues running? Or are you going for stripers?” “Too early in the season for stripers on the inside.... Read Story


Gray Smoke

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

Gray smoke By Maria E. Sandoval Burns I’m sitting on this old stool of metal and leather with my eternal... Read Story


A Montauk Memory

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May 28, 2014 9:12 am

Whitecaps roll in. I watch as they collide and break, spreading white foam in arcs that bubble and pop before... Read Story


The End

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November 27, 2012 8:10 pm

THE END Richard Scholer This is the beginning of the end. I titled this paper the end because, for me,... Read Story


Lost And Found

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November 26, 2012 10:02 pm

  Lost and Found By Kenneth Spadafora       “Hazy Hot and Humid” the radio announcer chortled suddenly, waking... Read Story


See No Evil

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November 26, 2012 9:55 pm

        During the last great depression, the WPA sent writers and photographers to the heartland to document... Read Story


Focal Point

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November 26, 2012 9:53 pm

Focal Point By Julie Cahn   It used to be that when you were pregnant and in a Lamaze program... Read Story


Summer Break

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November 26, 2012 9:51 pm

Summer Break by Julie Burroughs Erdman             The photograph betrayed nothing of my internal storm. Bikini clad, smiling, and tan... Read Story


Out East

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November 26, 2012 9:36 pm

Out East By Joshua McCuen   PortJeffersoncan neither be defined asEastern Long Islandnor a commuter town toManhattan. Somewhat lost, it... Read Story


Snow Day

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November 26, 2012 9:33 pm

Snow Day By Joe Trezza   Rare birds are the ultimate puppet-masters.   Whether it be a dazzling harlequin duck... Read Story


Earbuds

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November 26, 2012 9:30 pm

They said she lost control of her vehicle, they also said she was ejected from it. But that’s not what... Read Story


A Helping Hand

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November 26, 2012 9:22 pm

    A Helping Hand By Jonathan Caiola           I was hit by a train and lived.  You know what? ... Read Story


Into The Valley

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November 26, 2012 9:05 pm

Into The Valley   By Joel Reitman     “This is the train to Penn Station; the next stop isHicksville,”... Read Story


Procession

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November 26, 2012 8:39 pm

  Procession By Becky Cole                 In late August the leaves have turned... Read Story


Madoff-West

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November 26, 2012 8:29 pm

Madoff-West   The People Behind Madoff Also Wanted THE WHITE HOUSE   My Personal Tragedy is Purely Coincidental   By... Read Story


Golf Slut

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November 26, 2012 8:16 pm

Golf Slut by Joanne Pateman OK, I admit it. I’m a golf slut. I golf around. I play golf wherever... Read Story


Inspired By A Place

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November 26, 2012 8:04 pm

  Inspired by a Place By Jeralyn Lash-Sands Pine Neck has been described as a populated place in Suffolk County. ... Read Story


Lifeguard

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November 26, 2012 7:58 pm

      Lifeguard By Jennifer Hull     My sister Elena thought he was dead.  His skin had turned... Read Story


Full Circle

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November 26, 2012 7:56 pm

Full Circle By Jennifer Hartig   What can I tell you?…..  I’ve been living here in theHamptonsfor the past eight... Read Story


East End Light

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November 26, 2012 7:53 pm

  EAST END LIGHT J.J. Corwin      September seems to be acknowledged by both Shelter Island residents and frequent visitors... Read Story


Love And Loss

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November 26, 2012 7:47 pm

LOVE and LOSS By Jean Pacheco             I was born and raised onLong Islandand have always been an animal  ... Read Story


Sunrise Highway

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November 26, 2012 7:23 pm

SunriseHighway By James McGaugney   There is a road that takes me to a land where many people roam.  It’s... Read Story


Magic Shirts

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November 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Magic Shirts James K. Phillips   Pow-wow season has arrived and as usual everything is being done now that should... Read Story


Berry Picking

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November 26, 2012 7:03 pm

    BerryPicking: A Memoir Hortense S. Gordon WANTED:       Blueberry Pickers – Age, Sex and Marital Status not important… However,... Read Story


Living With Water

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November 26, 2012 6:56 pm

Living With Water Heather C. Meehan             On the eastern end ofLong Island, one can always feel the presence of... Read Story


Potato Road

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November 26, 2012 6:46 pm

POTATO ROAD By Heather Buchanan He went there to get away from a woman.  Thirty years later I went there... Read Story


The Gambler

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November 26, 2012 6:38 pm

By Gerlad A. Kasten   I was a young ambitious kid envious of a rich man I knew.   So... Read Story


Great Vibrations

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November 26, 2012 6:26 pm

Great Vibrations Gail Zappone Every year I gain energy from the parade.  In Southamptonon the 4th of July the festivities... Read Story


Hillcrest

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November 26, 2012 6:16 pm

  Hillcrest                                    Fred Andrews       In my sunset years I opted to become a volunteer fire fighter,... Read Story


What The Dickens

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November 26, 2012 5:18 pm

WHAT THE DICKENS By Francie Scanlon It’s the bicentennial of my birth.  It’s actually the real reason that the City... Read Story


Sharks

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November 26, 2012 5:15 pm

      Sharks By FlynnBerry             While surfing, I like to remind myself that people attacked by sharks are... Read Story


Flanders

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November 26, 2012 5:02 pm

Flanders By Elaine Feerick   Ask any non-Long Islander about the town,Flanders, and you are likely to get a blank... Read Story


A Gift

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November 26, 2012 4:42 pm

A Gift By Eileen Smith We called it “the end,” and in truth it was.  It was where the paved... Read Story


How To Drive A Car

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November 26, 2012 4:40 pm

 How To Drive a Car                                                             By Edwin German   I played three games of handball this morning atStotzskyParkin Riverhead, ... Read Story


Mean High Water

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November 26, 2012 4:07 pm

Mean High Water By Don Matheson   Come toEastern Long Islandto be…happy.  Leave your worries on theIslandofManhattan. Long Islandis for fun.... Read Story


Nearly New

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November 26, 2012 4:03 pm

  Nearly New By Diane Hallett   DearColumbusNewcomers:   I’m hoping that you folks still remember me and that you... Read Story


Turning Forty

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November 26, 2012 4:01 pm

    Turning forty — a time when no ordinary party will do By Diane Greenberg At a clearing in... Read Story


The Walker

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November 26, 2012 3:51 pm

  The Walker By Denise Meehan   There’s a strong wind from the north today. I ignore the fact that... Read Story


Signs

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November 26, 2012 3:49 pm

Signs By Denise Meehan   The tide is going out. The magic of the morning light onShinnecockBayis long gone, and... Read Story


Beach Art

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November 26, 2012 3:45 pm

BEACH ART By Debbie Slevin   I bought a painting this weekend inPhiladelphia. It’s a beachy picture of a woman... Read Story