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I broke out of my liberal East Coast cocoon last week, and it was an intellectual trifecta: enlightening, disheartening and shocking. Apparently, I have been cosseted too long in our Long Island bubble. more
When I was a kid growing up in Island Park, “water play” was a sprinkler set up on the front yard of the family lucky enough to have enough property to grow a lawn. A couple of generations later . . . more
I remember bright yellow trams as they lumbered along a virtually lifeless Vitosha Boulevard in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital. They squeaked and creaked as they . . . more
Sometimes people ask me what it’s like to write for a weekly newspaper — specifically, what it’s like to write an opinion column. I’ve been fascinated by . . . more
Since Hurricane Sandy attacked our shores, the people of Long Island have been waiting for the federal government to grant funding that will protect our shorelines from future storms. On Aug. 10 . . . more
I don’t know how many national elections you’ve experienced, but for me these happenings date back to Franklin D. Roosevelt. While I was only a child, I learned quickly . . . more
Islam has become the most campaigned-against and politicized religion of the 21st century. Most interestingly, this has become the apparent deal-breaker in the 2016 presidential election . . . more
There are certain events in our lives that, from the instant they happen, we forever remember details of the moment, exactly where we were and how we felt. I’ve recently added another such moment. On April 8 at 8:21 a.m., the doctor told me I had cancer. more
I like to know where my people are. In my mind’s eye, I watch my son as he goes about his business in another state, in and out of his car, down to take a deposition in Miami, up to interview a client in Palm Beach. It’s more than just thinking about him . . . more
It’s way early for a victory lap, and daunting obstacles hinder the path ahead, but a pat on the shoulder seems just right for America today. more
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