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.
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…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Gardeners are the easiest people in the world to shop for because there are two gifts that are absolutely surefire. (more…)
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…)
Election by character assassination? Or robust public vetting of candidates?
Growing old, as the saying goes, isn’t for sissies. And neither is running for office these days in Suffolk County or anywhere in the United States and being mercilessly attacked. (more…)