08/01/15 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Four cherished trophies that live in our columnist’s basement.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Four cherished trophies that live in our columnist’s basement.

As a boy, I always wondered what it would be like when I grew up and became an old man.

Certain things were clear, like our hair turning gray, weakened muscles and wrinkled bodies. But I was curious about memories and how far back we could recall things and in how much detail. (more…)

04/05/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

COURTESY PHOTO
Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

Hang around Shelter Island and you never know what will pop up next.

In the bank last week I ran into young Ron Jernick, town worker who helps keep the Island beautiful. Our discussion caught my full interest when he told me what his mom and dad were doing in Florida. Even though his parents moved away from the Island over 25 years ago, I did remember Ron Sr. but knew nothing about what he was doing or why he had moved to Florida. (more…)