Journaling: The Roses Await

You may recall, depending how many rings encircle your trunk, an irreverent prime-time “news” program titled “That Was the Week That Was.” Also known by its shorthand of  TW3, the NBC version... Read more »

Running Away from Office

We were beginning to wonder, What’s going on?   Then, just as April was passing the baton to May, word arrived that yes, indeed, there will be a two-party election in Peekskill this year.  The what’s-going-on part simply... Read more »

W-O-M-A-N 

Any guy who tells you Adam’s descendants are inherently superior to Eve’s is one of two things: drunk or delusional. Or both. C’mon, man. How much more proof do we need that it just ain’t the case.   Brawn never has impressed me... Read more »

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 »

Honesty

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 »

Stuff About Stuffing

Roasted bird with a side of specially flavored soft bread [which rules out matzoh] may have been the earliest precursor to Thanksgiving stuffing. Read more »

The Virgin Thanksgiving

On Dec 4, 1619, the good ship Margaret made landfall on the banks of the James River. With the men gathered around him, the captain said, “We do ordain that this day... 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 »

Masquerade 

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 »

Zoomology

  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 »