Guest Column

  • All in a Day's Work

    August 13, 2022

    Good moms…

    They have bad days, and great days, hard days, normal days, overwhelming days, perfect days, trying days, supermom days and just being a mom days.

    They have a whole lot of ...

  • Could Judicial Vacancies Affect Your New Jersey Divorce?

    The Effect of Judicial Vacancies on New Jersey Families

    Judicial vacancies in the New Jersey courts have entered the news, sparking concerns for many people with pending matters before the court.

  • Chipmunk Crossing

    I enjoy watching the many visitors stopping by outside to munch on the grass or search for nuts, berries and nectar. The brown bunny, squirrels, geese, cardinals, blue jays, hummingbirds and ...

  • Shore Points

    When I reach a certain point sometime after June has been laid to bed with some warm milk, it starts to feel like the summer has not really been put to the test. That’s when it’s time to ...

  • Stop the Insanity

    I, like everyone else, was shocked by the recent assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The gruesome incident made me wonder how widespread gun violence is in Japan. When I ...

  • Jersey City Bike Advocates: It's Never Okay to Leave Scene of Crash

    In response to the release of CCTV video of the collision between Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise and a cyclist, occurring at Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at 8 am, Tuesday, ...

  • Magic Box

    Family, friends, students, and readers of my columns know that I love chocolate: Chocolate cake, truffles, brownies, ice cream, and candy bars. This past March, a large heavy carton arrived for me at ...

  • The Katonah Beer Man - Summer Daze

    “Let a man walk 10 miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.”
    –Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Ahh ...

  • Why Cutting Tariffs Will Help NJ Companies Like Mine

    As the cost of basic commodities and goods continues to climb, everyday Americans are paying the price. Following years of pandemic-related stagnation, runaway inflation has made a bad situation ...

  • Stay Close to the Fire

    Stay close to the fire. 

    In whatever space you want to grow or achieve, stay close to the people who are doing just that. 

    Everyone feels their own fire go out once in a while, ...

  • A New Challenge Awaits

    In reporting the news, I always strived for brevity and clarity. So, I’ll apply those same standards to myself: This is my last issue as editor of Yorktown News. After nearly 10 years, I am ...

  • If Your Aim Is True

    Petitions for potential candidates for the 3 annual seats up for election on the Hoboken Public School District's Board of Education are due this coming Monday, July 25th. To file a ...

  • Roadie for a Day

    The Pleasantville Music Festival was back in 2022 after a few years in dormancy. It wasn’t dead, just living in a state of suspended animation. Once it got woken up, it was as good as new. When ...

  • mindFULness

    a
    lightning bolt
    split
    the sky in half 

    a crack in the ceiling?
    or
    a long neck giraffe ?

    I wonder

    did i
    inhale
    laughing gas?

    some thoughts still bug me
    then
    i let ...