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Look around you Tessy

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Dad and Tess at a diner in Wantagh

I was going to write a long post about my impressions of being back on Long Island last month. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with that fish-shaped isola since I left in 1989. Almost all my family are still there, and they’re the funniest people I know, but damn that place has aged badly.

I could go on and on, but I think this scene from Mosquito Coast pretty much sums up the experience Tess and I had driving along Old Country Road in Nassau County.

Granted my experience is colored by where I live now, but talking with my dad who grew up there in the 30s and 40s when it was farmland, progress has not been aesthetically kind, which pains me because it’s a beautiful island that plays a huge role in the formation of who I am, but I can’t help but surmise there are just too many damn people on it now.


The high rises of Far Rockaway as seen from Silverpoint Beach Club

Twins For a Day

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A set of identical brothers ambivalently attends the world’s largest gathering for twins.

It’s All in the Family

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Five interesting family trees, from the media you consume to life in the ocean.

Time For a Quick Chat

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Come on, mom. Nobody CALLS each other anymore.

I, Germ Line

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It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.

The Father of All Amusement

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Make sure to get there at least two hours early, kids!

Case Closed

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The Elm Street Over-Scheduled Gang Mysteries!

Not Kidding Around

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Birthrates are plummeting. We wonder why!

“I’d Be an Okay Mom”

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One parents’ journey.

The Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Family

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The rise and fall of the Nuclear Family.

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