Scott Brinton
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From afar, the five windmills looked like nothing more than toothpicks. But as our fishing boat drew close to the 30-story structures . . . more
The public bus dropped me at a dirt patch seemingly in the middle of nowhere. In front of me, on the other side of a four-lane highway, was a wide river. Behind me was a tree-covered escarpment. Pittsburgh was nowhere to be seen. more
I looked down, and there it was — my heart, feverishly thumping. My valves looked like little whips snapping back and forth. It was a strange sight indeed. more
I had planned to write about heart disease in this column. That can wait. Over the weekend, I grew increasingly angry with President Trump because of his inept — and, frankly, inane . . . more
I made a pilgrimage in August to a shining house on a hill surrounded by lush forests. Below was a valley where apple trees grew in neat rows. In the distance was a wide river. This place, this magical place, was an oasis of calm, a landscape perfectly suited for introspection. more
Al Gore appears angrier than he did 11 years ago. He grimaces and yells more. He is less personal. He seems to strain to convey a hopeful message. That was my first — and most striking — reaction to his latest . . . more
I grew up in a ranch-style home on two acres in Yaphank, in Suffolk County, from the late 1960s through the late ’80s, when the hamlet mainly comprised cabbage and horse farms, wildflower fields and forest. more
You could say that Long Island’s housing crisis — and, yes, there is a housing crisis — is a product of its success. In 1948, when the Manhasset-based Levitt & Sons built 6,000 homes . . . more
A childhood friend recently posted a black-and-white snapshot on Facebook of our middle school cross-country team, a ragtag collection of 30 boys . . . more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
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