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The word suicide is one we always dance around. We don't say it aloud, don't even list it in obituaries. It's a secret loaded down with shame, and those of us left behind carry both on our … more
“No one joins a cult,” said Mark Vicente, documentary filmmaker and former member of Nxivm, a cult based in Albany, NY. Vicente made this comment in “The Vow”, the nine-part HBO documentary … more
The state's wealthiest residents could face a potential tax rate increase as New York looks to dig out of the financial hole created during the pandemic. Governor Cuomo in his budget proposal is … more
The dog has gas. There's no gentler way to say this. She's been flatulent from the day she came home, and here we are a few days from her fifth birthday. We love her, but she stinks. And this is … more
The Great British Baking Show on Netflix has become a favorite of my granddaughter and daughter. Most evenings, they enjoy watching an episode as the extremely skilled amateur bakers from the United … more
As a columnist who has written about politics for many years I can truthfully say I have never seen a nation so bitterly divided as it is now. The hatred and bitter statements made by columnists … more
There have long been few things as mysterious to a parent as what goes on during their child's school day. Trying to crack your child open at the end of the day to get at the details is akin to … more
January 20 was a good day for the United States of America. Wait, let me revise that. It was a great day for America. In a head-spinning fortnight, we went from having deluded, deranged domestic … more
The signs are everywhere: To maintain social distancing, only (insert very specific number) customers are permitted inside at one time. We may have miles and miles of open fields and forests, but … more
So I just decided it was time for a trip to the beautiful warm beaches of Bermuda and to swim as I did years ago with the dolphins…hope they have all had their COVID-19 tests. I've just had … more
So here we are, America. Donald J. Trump, described by his niece Mary as “the world's most dangerous man”, has proven her correct. He brought our democracy to the place where his faithful … more
Welcome to the new world and going out to eat. Coronavirus cases climb across the country and restaurants are bracing for possible new restrictions. Thank God restaurants are remaining open but … more
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