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BY ROSEMARY WILLIAMS

The license plate on the car in front of me read “NVRGVUP.” Although cryptic, it shouted “Never Give Up,” the perfect message for me.

I’ve been wandering since I sold my house over a year ago, not really homeless but, yes, without a home in the ordinary context of that word. I’ve stayed with friends or family and rented for short periods. (more…)

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Stephen Fearing is the first newly ordained minister at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in its 270-year history. 

The newly ordained minister of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church is holding a spiky, slightly mashed seedpod from a sweet gum tree in the palm of his hand, the way a child might hold a much-loved, but threadbare stuffed animal. (more…)