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I quote Chris Hedges who, after the Democratic convention, wrote in Truthdig (July 26, 2016):  The parade of useful idiots, the bankrupt liberal class that long ago sold its soul to … more
The final paragraph of my letter to this paper titled “Hillary Clinton Unfit for Office” (June 9) read as follows:  “To conclude, the Clintons are liars, avaricious, morally … more
I finally saw my first hummingbird this season. And it wasn’t at my hummingbird feeder, which I so carefully tend; it was fluttering above the red bee balm plant that was in full flower outside … more
The Amorphophallus excitement really should be over. The flower finally bloomed and after 36 hours, the huge spathe — the petal-like outer covering — closed up again, leaving the New York … more
I certainly did not expect to write about doings at the New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) two weeks in a row, lavish as the gardens are. But there has been a breathless watch going on in the … more
John Nreca, a lifelong Riverdale resident, tragically took his own life at the age of 29. To know John was to love him. John worked to put himself through Baruch College, where he received a … more
I do not know about you but I love butterflies! I suspect most people do, even though few have much interest or affinity for insects in general. But butterflies are special. Popular interest in … more
They are everywhere right now, blooming their little heads off.  As you walk anywhere in Riverdale, there is a profusion of orange blossoms of the wild daylily – which we called Tiger … more
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo described this last legislative session as “probably the most successful session in modern history,” a New York Times article described the statement as “not … more
Donald Trump is an optimist. While he believes America is crippled, with 42 percent unemployment (if that were the case, we would have riots in the streets every day, to say the least), he is publicly an optimist on one issue – he believes there is absolutely nothing wrong with our environment. more
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