A Welcome Distraction

If we were waiting for something to take our minds off the spectacle of the presidential election and ongoing spree of terrorist attacks and...

How Much Is Enough?

One morning, when my daughter was 6 years old, I found her staring at her dresser sobbing. I couldn’t imagine what could be making...

If Horses Could Talk

In a recent issue of the Floral Park Dispatch, the editorial “Decadent and Depraved” served as a voice for horses, speaking out against racing...

Please Don’t Catch ‘Em All

Murder. Robbery. Trespassing. Pedophiles. Spying. Infidelity. Identity theft. The wildly successful Pokémon franchise has been around for more than 20 years but, in less...

Digging In For National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream is synonymous with summer, so it’s only natural that July would be National Ice Cream month. There are plenty of places to...

Disarm, Don’t Kill

  Last week, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) announced 15 new use-of-force-guidelines, urging officers to use de-escalation techniques rather than physical force when confronting...

Fun Is Enriching, Too

As my 16-year-old daughter placed the last few items into her backpack for her summer adventure, I caught a glimpse of something. What I saw...

Congratulations Class of 2016!

Graduation season is in full swing and the students of the Class of 2016 are celebrating. The first graduation from nursery school is poignant....

The Other 49

On the morning of June 12, the world learned of yet another act of terrorism by a homegrown terrorist and my first thought was...

It’s Not OK

    Last week, I spent about 40 minutes of my morning reading the same thing everyone else was reading, a letter from a rape victim...