Scott Brinton
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My stomach was churning furiously. The Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23 was to begin in a half-hour at the Huntington Station birthplace of the unparalleled poet and journalist Walt Whitman. Would anyone show? I wondered. more
Newspaper writer Erasmus Wilson was, no doubt, an über-male chauvinist. In an 1885 Pittsburgh Dispatch column, he joked that American families should kill their baby girls, as was common in China then. more
Journalists are a hard-bitten lot. Internalize the emotions of your stories and you could end up jaded and angry, or worse, a drug addict. That would be good for no one. As a reporter, you record … more
I can still picture the last day of my fourth and final summer as a Fresh Air Fund counselor at Camp Hayden Marks, on the 2,000-acre Sharpe Reservation in upstate Fishkill, 28 years ago. The campers . . . more
My brief viewer-host relationship with Anthony Bourdain took a nosedive in May 2013, a month after his CNN travel-food show, “Parts Unknown,” premiered. more
As I scroll back through my childhood remembrances, Mexico comes to me in clips and phrases, a staccato succession of wonder and horror — but mostly wonder. more
Strangely, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton landed in Nassau County on the same day, at the same time, last week. Trump came for a roundtable in Bethpage . . . more
I was hurrying on Broad Street in Philadelphia on April 22, headed to Temple University, when I happened upon a terrifying sight. more
In my two and a half decades of writing on the environment and pondering solutions to the pressing sustainability issues that our planet — and civilization — face, I never imagined that the answer to reversing our destructive course might lie in nutrition education. more
I’m thankful for the March 21-22 nor’easter that blew across Long Island and dropped a foot of snow in Nassau County. No, really, I am. more
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