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   I got the best present ever for Christmas this year. It came a little early but I already love it.     It’s a brand new titanium knee, given to me by Dr. Eugene Krauss of the Krauss Center for Joint Replacement in...
   Gathering up children’s clothes and winter coats for East End Cares to distribute among those whose belongings were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, brought me up short. It is true that three current generations of our family have...
   Sherrye Henry recently announced by way of e-mail that the $40,000 needed to underwrite the Artists-Writers Game exhibition at Guild Hall next summer had been raised, and from only three sources — Mort Zuckerman ($20,000), who...
   I was more than confident, I was cocky.         It was the first week of October. I was sitting at the weekly East Hampton Star editorial meeting. I had already talked about what I anticipated the next few...
   Bedtime comes early this time of the year, or at least we try. I’m up an hour before the kids have to be out of bed to get a couple of ounces of coffee down before trying to cajole them into their clothes, to brush their teeth, to...
   That the South Fork is part of the greater metropolitan area rather than the rural place we used to think it was has become almost impossible to deny. You get the message from conspicuous consumption, both in the size and shape of many...
   BookHampton has a daily quiz now, and so I thought why oughtn’t I to have one too.     Which Shakespearean characters said:     1. “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers....
   “Tashi delek.”    The words, mumbled while fishing for coins in my pocket, surprise me, though it was I that had uttered them.     New London, Thanksgiving Day, 11:30 a.m. I’ve allowed so...
   Sharp criticism greeted the New York Post editors’ decision this week to put a photograph of a man about to be struck and killed by a subway train on the cover of the Tuesday edition. The image presented the Post with a dilemma...