08/15/16 8:00am

 

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Nora, left, and Jackson Parpan, a few days before the columnist returned to work.

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Nora, left, and Jackson Parpan, a few days before the columnist returned to work.

I cried earlier this week.

It was Sunday, the first full day I would be leaving little Nora Jane Parpan — born May 19 at a healthy 7 pounds, 1 ounce — in someone else’s care following 12 weeks of maternity leave. (more…)

Featured Story
07/13/16 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO From left, Ben Jenkins, Violet Denckla, Stefan Kasowitz and Seneca Petry, all New Yorkers here for the summer and working at the Pridwin, searched for a ‘Bulbasaur’ lurking on the driveway at Police Headquarters.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO From left, Ben Jenkins, Violet Denckla, Stefan Kasowitz and Seneca Petry, all New Yorkers here for the summer and working at the Pridwin, searched for a ‘Bulbasaur’ lurking on the driveway at Police Headquarters.

Drivers beware!

Hordes of youths, teens and even 20-somethings are stumbling along Island roadways staring at their phones. While it may seem like they’re enacting a zombie invasion, they’re just gamers taking part in a new experience sweeping the nation called Pokémon Go. (more…)

03/21/15 11:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND

JO ANN KIRKLAND

Recently we switched cell phone carriers, dropping T-Mobile when my son, away at college in Richmond, Virginia, lost any semblance of service, despite standing on his head and turning somersaults.

There was one spot on campus, next to the school’s lake — yes, they have their own lake — where occasionally if the moon was in retrograde, he could text us. (more…)