The Know-Nothings and the Washington Monument by Shel Haber “The Know Nothings” was the name given to a major political movement that for a short time held great power in the Unite[...]
Stressing Testing? by Michael Birnbaum Everyone I speak to these days seems so stressed about an upcoming standardized test. Of course people are stressed out— teachers are constan[...]
Everyday Heroes by Susan Hellauer It was 1941, a time when the world needed everyday heroes, when men were going to war, and women were taking on new, necessary tasks. It was then [...]
Buttonhole by Shel Haber A buttonhole is defined as a small slit in a garment through which a button can be fastened. Further description says it should have stitching around the o[...]
Remember the days? by James F. Leiner Nyack’s Memorial Park I’ll wager a guess just about everyone who lives in the area spends time down along the Hudson River’s edge in Nyack’s M[...]
I feel the earth move under my feet. I see the snow tumbling down, tumbling down. Unlike the romantic cause of this turmoil in Carol King’s song, my imbalance comes from a heaving [...]
April is finally here, and although it is a good month for theatrical releases, it is not as exciting as new movies on DVD or On Demand. The big news is—though American Sniper will[...]
What, exactly does a movie director do? When you watch a movie, everything you see and hear is in some way connected to the movie’s director. Through a vast collaboration of [...]