February 21, 2018

Tennis, Anyone?

Grant, Biff, and I often find a fourth for a spirited tennis match on Sunday mornings. No, we don't. I'm lying. In fact, I've never played tennis in my life, and I've played almost every sport there is....more>
February 14, 2018

The Great Outdoors

I consider myself one of those guys who digs the great outdoors. I always think about tying a canoe to the roof of the truck, packing my gear, loading up the rifle, stringing up the old fishing poles, and heading up to the mountains....more>
January 31, 2018

Donnie and Chuckie

I'm old school when it comes to standup comics, specifically, comedic duos. To me, Bob and Ray were the bench mark, and the Smothers Brothers are right there with them....more>
January 24, 2018

Vintage People

Yes, I still have a big pile of tie-dyed shirts. They are decades old. Same with my jeans. Here's the thing: nowadays some of the new ones look older than the old ones....more>
January 17, 2018

It's In The Bag

Doubtless you know by now, a new law is being enforced as of January 1 paper bags at the grocery checkout will cost a nickel each. If you are like me you've dropped at least one bag of groceries in the last couple of weeks because the bag broke....more>
January 10, 2018

Same Old New Year's

I'm not big on making New Year's resolutions. There was a time, when I was about 14, I made a big deal of it. In those days I would make silly vows like "I'm gonna play centerfield for the Yankees" or "I'm going to go steady with Brigitte Bardot....more>
January 03, 2018

Fun With Clams

I once saw a recipe for a clam frittata in The New York Times magazine that stuck with me. Now don't get me wrong -- even though I am somewhat of a legend among East Hampton baymen (some might say my name is synonymous with Bubby) I am not as infatuated with clams as many of the Bubbies and Bonackers are, but I can assure you I've eaten my share -- even a slice or two of clam pie....more>
December 13, 2017

War Is Hell

When we were little kids we played "war" as often as we did baseball. We were indoctrinated with all things war: fake rifles and six shooters, war games, war movies and television shows, toy guns, and so on....more>
December 06, 2017

Bulking Up

I always think of the "97-pound weakling," an image so visual it still conjures up bullies kicking sand in my face on the beach and taking my bikini-clad girlfriend from me....more>
November 29, 2017

Hitchin' Up The Wagon

We used to say a true Bubby never went further west than the Shinnecock Canal. We're not that bad yet, but more and more we find ourselves isolated out here in paradise, reluctant to go west where all those bad things happen....more>
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