Codger’s antique brain has been spinning these past few weeks trying to understand the roiling controversy between those who believe that unrestricted outsiders will take down our quality of life and those who believe they will contribute fresh energy and money.
We’re talking about short-term renters here. (more…)
An easy and elegant dish to serve in the dead of winter, bouillabaisse (fish stew) has its roots in the southern French city of Marseilles.
Historically, fishermen would sell the best parts of their catch at the market and then save whatever was left over for their own families — and from that came bouillabaisse. (more…)
It’s something special when a kid gets totally involved in a sport — or anything else worthwhile, for that matter.
Which leads me to Bobby Marcello of Marcello Masonry here on Shelter Island. Young Bobby loved baseball and has been a Yankee fan his entire life. He followed his passion from Little League on to the professional levels of Double-A and Triple-A baseball. (more…)
Billie Holiday, in one of her more poignant lyrics, wrote that “love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long.”
Which leads me to conclude there are worse ways to kill a weekend. (more…)