This winter of discontent has been overrun by unambiguous signs of impermanence

The larder was full and I was ready to cook

A fresh dimension of understanding about East Hampton around the time of the American Revolution
East Hampton's second town church, where Ned, who may have been a slave for part of his life, was bell ringer for as many as 35 years, in a span from 1780 to 1816.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

A ladder up from somewhere dark and undesirable
The writer and her father, Robert Sampson, who died on Dec. 20.

Suddenly, this week, it fell on us to write the obituary of one of our own.

“You got that wrong, bub”

All this on the eve of the Steelers-Broncos playoff game!

The Star Family
Russell Drumm writing aboard the U.S.C.G. Barque Eagle in 1996 Doug Kuntz

They are as different as different can be