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“We’re grieving again,” I said recently to our appraiser, adding, “I guess it’s something like...
Nikki Goodbird is our 3-year-old Quaker parrot. We named him Nikki as an acceptable androgynous option before we knew...
What to do with bluefish is one of the warm seasons’ eternal questions, at least in Bonac, where they are caught in great number once the water is...
A beautiful afternoon in New York is a holiday for me regardless of why I’m there. It brings back the years when I was single and living and...

The six of us were the only Americans flying to Havana from Miami on a chartered flight in March. The others were Cuban, many with packages of goods purchased to...
I have in front of me the rule that resulted in the suspension for the rest of the season of our highly successful softball coach, Lou Reale, and wonder, given the apparent...
Local elections are around the corner, with political parties making their candidate slates for this November’s contests public. Around here, we practice democracy mostly at...
Driving home from the office on Tuesday evening, I was surprise to notice that I was in what amounted to a traffic jam...

My mother adored me. I was her midlife baby, and even though I had two teenage sisters, I grew up pretty much as an only child. They were both out of the house by the...