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Friday, October 9, 2015
Scott Brinton
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I spent a chunk of last Wednesday staring at my TV, watching squiggly lines accumulate on the Weather Channel’s map of the Atlantic Seaboard. They represented model tracks of Hurricane Joaquin . . . more
I am angry with Governor Cuomo. No, I am furious. more
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni drives home a singular point in his recently published book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”: A student’s chances of getting into an Ivy League school . . . more
During a school break last winter, my wife, kids and I fell ill with a nasty virus, and we were lying around the living room, moaning in misery, fumbling through cable’s on-demand menu, seeking something, anything, to watch. more
On July 10, South Carolina finally decided to join the Union for good when it removed the Confederate battle flag from its State House grounds in Columbia, its capital. more
There’s a wonderful story about St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century champion of the poor, after whom the Roman Catholic Church’s current pope is named. St. Francis, it is said, would stop in his tracks if he . . . more
I was driving north on the Meadowbrook Parkway, headed to the Herald recently, and Nirvana's "All Apologies" –– that hauntingly beautiful song –– came on the radio. Instantly, I was transported back to 1993 . . . more
Merrick Herald Life Senior Editor Scott Brinton, third from right, who is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, recently brought his Issues in Science Reporting students to a cleanup in the Merrick woodlands off the Meadowbrook Parkway to help out and report on the event. More than 50 volunteers attended the cleanup. more
The April 6 issue of The New Yorker disappointed me. Therein lay what can only be described as a rambling rant decrying the National Audubon Society, of all organizations. more
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