Sweets for the sweet.
The traditional American song, “Careless Love,” recorded many times, but owned by Bessie Smith, speaks to what can happen when an accelerated heart rate combines with being struck suddenly blind, staring at a light all around one person.
“Love, oh love, oh careless love/You fly through my head like wine/You’ve wrecked the life of many a poor soul/And you nearly spoiled this life of mine.”
This love-with-consequences theme goes back to the man who gives his name to the holiday tomorrow. St. Valentine believed in love so fervently that he fearlessly married Christian couples in ancient Rome when doing so was a capital offense. (more…)
Keeping our word
As a three-part Reporter series on immigration last year noted, these are worrisome times for immigrants. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Donald Trump.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who represents the Island, revealed a lot about himself last week when he came to the defense of President Donald Trump’s racist and vulgar description of African countries and Haiti. (more…)
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)
Recently, the website Breitbart News reported that Steve Bannon had headlined a New York City fundraiser for Congressman Lee Zeldin that produced significant contributions to Mr. Zeldin’s campaign fund. No dollar amounts were given. (more…)
There are a couple of old sayings that sum up our feelings when important people in our lives pass away.
The ranks are thinning, you will hear, as well as that the cemeteries are filled with irreplaceable people. Both statements are true and untrue, since every day people pick up a fallen standard. (more…)