The Incurious American

If you’ve logged a decent number of miles, chances are “The Ugly American” is a familiar phrase. Derived from the title of a landmark 1950s bestseller about America’s misadventures in Southeast Asia, it soon became a redolent epiphet that... Read more »


Billy Joel calls it “a lonely word.” “Everyone is so untrue,” he sings.   His meaning is romantic, and sorry if I wax pedantic, but it is hard to shake the feeling that Honesty is an endangered virtue.   I can... Read more »

There’s No More Business for this Show Business

When I saw All Shook Up at Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) on its opening night last March 12, who among us enjoying the jukebox musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, would have imagined... Read more »

Manzer & Friends Raising Funds to Feed Peekskill & Cortlandt Essential Workers

DONATE HERE Chapman “Chappy” Manzer of Manzer’s Landscape Design & Development, Inc., Luis Segarra and Rohan Defreitas of The Crescent Companies, and Jason Chiaramonte of  Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home are coming... Read more »

Reality TV of the Realest 

The realest kind of reality TV was seen in Croton-on-Hudson a couple weeks ago. Broadcast on the Zoom channel, it was a Community Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion in our Schools, hosted by the Croton-Harmon school district in alliance with the NYU Steinhardt Center for Strategic... Read more »


This is the month kids look forward to, so they can put on masks and costumes to play pretend in public.  I’m a sucker for the playfulness and general weirdness that haunts Halloween. If my surname were... Read more »


  Zoom meetings. Zoom schooling. Zoom happy hours. Zoom blind dates. Zoom original plays. Zoom job interviews. Zoom religious services. Zoom fitness classes. Zoom funerals. Zoom weddings.   Why not, we thought, a Zoom page... Read more »

Lakeland’s Dr. George Stone Calls It a Decade  

At the end of Tuesday, June 30, 2020, George E. Stone, Ed.D. called it a day.   After 10 years as Superintendent of Lakeland Central School District, Dr. Stone felt fulfilled enough in what he... Read more »

As the World Turns

There is no room for objectivity in art. The whole point of it is to express the artist’s wholly subjective view of the world, and for the audience to interpret that art... Read more »

Croton Coronavirus April 11 Official Update — Helping Others

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings Read more »