Dinosaurs To Birds, Believe It

The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan currently has an exhibit through Jan. 2, called Dinosaurs Among Us, which traces how dinosaurs evolved...

Demonizing The Enemy

In times of war, leaders find it necessary to demonize and dehumanize the enemy. This is what the GOP has been doing to democrats...

My Mom Is My Sunshine

“Your father used to do that,” she says. All through our lives, my mother has been quick to point out whenever she sees my...

Electoral Revolution

Donald Trump is unfit to be president. Absurdly, unbelievably unfit. He is the definition of a demagogue—someone who seeks support by appealing to prejudices...

Penny For Your Thoughts?

The white-lined baseball diamond was painted with the home plate and batter’s box nearest the boardwalk entrance to Beach 35th Street. Fanning out into...

Schoolhouse Rock

We all probably blame our parents for stuff they did or didn’t do as we were growing up. Looking back, I place on my...

Inside Bethpage Nest Boxes

On a recent visit to Bethpage State Park, I went with Kathy Wegman, a retired environmental horticulturist, as she checked bluebird and tree swallow...

The Full Spectrum

P.S. 104 sat nestled neatly inside the Bayswater community where I grew up. The eastern most corner of the Rockaway Peninsula, Bayswater very much...

Safe Storage Ordinance

Every year, gun violence claims the lives of over 33,000 Americans. Horrific visions are formed when the media reports these tragedies. Particularly devastating are...