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chris-bohjalian's picture
Mar.23.2014
My Aunt Rose Mary has appeared in this column before. She was spotted most recently in a gorilla suit, planning to have a little fun and scare some kids on Halloween. Instead she ended up getting chased down the streets of Douglaston, New York by a mob of crazed sixth-graders – they didn’t realize...
richard-goodman's picture
Mar.05.2014
The Beach House, Water Island, 1978 All of us there, on a late Sunday morning, in sandy liberation on the beach. The happiness of being with these people, with Nancy and Bruce—who were a couple—and with Kerri, the other male along with me. We're waiting for Pamela, who always slept late. We had...
dori-hartley's picture
Sep.15.2011
A few days ago, I received a beautiful, tenderly written letter from someone I met 38 years ago. I was 14 at the time, and he was 27. It was the summer of 1973 and the place was Fire Island, New York. For anyone who lived to experience Ocean Beach in their teens or twenties during this...