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The Hamptons in Plague Time

by 03/30/2024
Neighborhood: Hamptons

“Have you ever had a job before?” Harry stuck his hand out to me, and I shook it. I was pretty sure he didn’t mean the astronomy internship I’d had looking at exoplanets with other teenagers for a fixed stipend. “Yes,” I lied. He was tall, with a weather-beaten face and sparse white hair, swaying […]

Hurricanes in the Hamptons

by 11/26/2012
Neighborhood: East Hampton, Uncategorized

One glorious and balmy summer weekend in the late 1990s, I sat in the house my parents built for their retirement, enjoying the spectacular view of Gardiner’s Bay. A flotilla of sailboats lilted in the wind, guided by red buoys that demarcated a channel in the otherwise shallow waters. My gaze shifted southeast, towards Napeague, […]