In 2015–three years after striking fast food workers in New York City called on their employers for a $15 minimum wage –New York became the first state in nation to rai[...]
When the meter man stopped writing parking tickets and came over to me and said OD’s is opening up again, it was like the sun coming out on a dreary afternoon. For a half century, [...]
On being gender-specific Our language used to be full of gender-specific nouns. The Oxford English Dictionary lists many feminine nouns that sank under the weight of history. The W[...]
What Do I Do Now? Who hasn’t, at one time or another, experienced the longing to reclaim oneself—after a lost love, for example, an addiction, an accident, or any life-changing eve[...]
What’s in store for the real estate market for 2016? Home prices in our area have stabilized and we are seeing a significant increase in the number of sales. We are starting to see[...]
HISTORICAL ACCURACY—OR THE LACK OF IT Never—ever—assume what you see up there on the screen is accurate. History teachers know this for a fact, but even so it’s sad to think [...]
Resolution for 2016: Keep Earth Alive! Big wins for the environment in 2015 include: • President Barack Obama’s denial of a permit to build the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline, whic[...]
Historical Nyack tidbits I spend quite a few hours searching the history files at the Nyack Library seeking information for stories and often come across little tidbits of history [...]