Hiking And John Muir

John Muir, the 19th century Scottish-American naturalist, has been credited with a quote so absolute in its simplicity that its suggestion literally beckons. “Come...

Ensuring The American Rescue Plan Helps Local Small Businesses

As the Minority Caucus representative on Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s COVID-19 Economic Advisory Council, I am committed to determining the best uses of...

Impromptu Visits And The Future

The English journalist and writer Graham Greene once stated, “There is one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”...

Mulberries And Berry Picking

Berry picking is a favorite pastime of many Long Islanders. Who cannot recall a day out to the East End of Long Island, where...

Love Affair With Coffee

Americans have always had a love affair with coffee. Joe, java, brew, liquid caffeine or whatever you choose to call it, the brown liquid...

Building Back a Better Nassau County

Over the past few years, we have witnessed the middle class in Nassau County strain to support their families. The pandemic exacerbated these struggles, making...

Nuk And The Toxic Mold Bear

Parenting is never an easy task. Many years ago, my neighbor mentioned an adage that has stuck with me: “Little kids, little problems. Big...

Crafting And How The Sweater Finally Got Made

American businesswoman, actress and sportscaster Phyllis George once said, “Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with...

The Great Yoo-Hoo Debate

Ah, chocolate milk. How many of you have enjoyed a frosty-cold glass of the brown beverage as an afternoon snack after finishing one’s homework,...

Springtime, A Time To Smile

A lot has happened in the past month. Many celebrations and time honored traditions have been kept. From Passover, through Easter and Ramadan, to...