11/22/14 11:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

After my descent to the basement laundry room to unload the dryer, I encountered an older woman I had seen many times in the elevator line we share in our Manhattan co-op.

Usually she has a dog on a leash going out for a walk. Over the years I had noticed that she had several dogs, all utterly unremarkable mutts. They had one thing in common: Sniffing my pant leg once then turning away from me with a pained look. I found out some years ago that they weren’t her dogs.
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11/21/14 2:00pm

 

BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

After spending the last two weeks in Winthrop Hospital with my wife, I understand that I may not be a doctor, but I can now understand words I never heard in my life.

While there, my mind frequently drifted toward a Shelter Islander who was as sick as anyone could be. A man who had a tragic accident, never complains or asks for help and has successfully and totally reinvented himself. (more…)

11/19/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO This 12 pound, 32-inch redfish was released after our columnist caught it since it was just over the local slot limit.

COURTESY PHOTO
This 12 pound, 32-inch redfish was released after our columnist caught it since it was just over the local slot limit.

Greetings from sunny Bonita Springs, Florida where Fish On is hiding out until May.

Fishing had pretty much wound down when we left Shelter Island on October 12 after a riotous wrap up to the best false albacore season in the past six years and the worst striper season for sport fisherman in over 10 years. (more…)