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The black bear suddenly appeared as if it were an apparition. It was tugging on a rope that suspended our duffle bag full of food high in a tree, a good distance from our lean-to. All at once the line snapped . . . more
We are at the apex of summer, a peach-perfect moment, and how sweet it is. Tomatoes grow heavy on the vine . . . more
The Declaration of Independence places “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” at the pinnacle of the American endeavor. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to the world wars . . . more
For all the promise Long Island has, we’re still held back by decaying infrastructure and congested roadways. If we want to usher in a brighter future, we have to embrace new mobility options . . . more
By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . . more
I never knew why my husband’s Aunt Ada went into the Army during World War II, but my hunch is that the family thought it might tame her wild ways. more
If you’re looking for a summer project and you like government, then it’s worthwhile to see how many cabinet appointments of the past five presidents have resigned or been fired for incompetence, abuse of power or disagreements with the boss. more
In a little-reported but major milestone, the United States recently became the No. 1 oil producer in the world. Despite the usual outcries of naysayers and enviro-alarmists . . . more
Right here in my corner of the universe, a feel-good, do-good project has been sending children back to school every year for the past seven years, with new books and backpacks, sneakers and clothes and even toiletries — and it’s all free. more
I hadn’t intended for my words to be prophetic. They were meant as a warning. In my June 1, 2016, column, “Note to media: Stop sleeping with Trump,” I urged the national media . . . more
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