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There should be less of it by now. We have fewer places to go, fewer people to see. Zooms don't even require pants, or at least not the type you wear in public. And yet it piles up. … more
If the constant fighting on your Facebook feed and uncomfortable conversations with the relatives hadn't already keyed you into the fact that election season is upon us, surely a car trip to just … more
I like the mornings the best. Sometimes I wake up, and I've forgotten. I let the dogs out. I let the dogs in and feed them, let them out yet again. If it's a weekend, I can keep up this quiet … more
Going into parenthood, the benefits seem pretty clear. You get a small person to love and dote on, you get to raise a respectable member of society, you get to continue your legacy, and so on. … more
Dirt-caked fingernails. Clothes sodden with grease and oil. The heavy scent of manure wafting upward from a pair of muddy boots. When I was a kid, these were the signals to me that someone had … more
In a typical year, gifts for the teacher are given around the Christmas break or even saved for the end of the year. In case you haven't noticed, this is not a typical year. Allow me to present … more
The headlines are all ringing out a death knell for New York City. Apartment vacancies are at an all-time high, the MTA is like a waste land, and Broadway is shut down until January…at least. … more
For many parents, choosing whether to keep their kids home or send them to school is not really a choice at all. They're doing just what it is they have to do. Some work full-time and have no … more
I remember learning the etiquette of driving on a one lane road when my feet still dangled high above the floorboard pedals. The rules were so simple a toddler could understand them, and as a … more
There's a peculiar sort of shame being thrown toward teachers of late. A certain set of essential workers, tired from working day in and day out in scary situations, have been complaining, loudly, … more
For months now, the request has been the same. “Please don't make me go back to school.” Please don't tell her I said this, but my teenager is smart and fairly level-headed (as much as anyone … more
It hit me as I stood baking on the football field at Sullivan West this past Saturday morning that I'd hit my 18th year of covering graduations for the Sullivan County Democrat. Eighteen years. … more
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