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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

At some point in our lives, we’ve all heard the Zen master’s riddle: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Personally, I remember struggling over this riddle for hours in graduate school. Today, we will try to solve it! In order to do so, we first need to review the tradition from which this epic question emanated: the Zen tradition.

Zen is a merger of at least two ...

‘Big Man,’ Big Legacy

Spring has sprung, at last, as a weary winter waves goodbye.

For my wife, Elyse, daughter, Elissa, and me, it is a gross understatement to say that this time of year—this week specifically—tastes as bittersweet as life gets.

Sixteen years ago, on March 20, the first day of spring, which happens to be my birthday, our 15-year-old son Harrison went in for open-heart surgery number ...

Trash Springs Eternal in Yorktown; Pick up Litter and Win a Prize

March 20, 2019

Who doesn’t love spring?

Longer days, warmer weather, birds chirping, snow melting to reveal a layer of trash on the side of our roads.

In these pages, there has been a lot of talk about Yorktown’s greatest assets and how we can market them to enhance our economy. Consider this: trash peeping season. Similar to when tourists visit fall foliage areas to see the leaves change ...

Holocaust Comparisons Are Apt

March 22, 2019

To those who seem to take offense to the analogy of the newly adopted abortion laws to a holocaust, here are some facts for thought: First, a holocaust is defined as destruction or slaughter on a mass scale. According to the World Health Organization, there are 40-56 million abortions worldwide every year. In the United States, the average number of abortions per year is about 700,000. In New ...

Play Spring Softball with Yorkville Sports Association

March 21, 2019

Spring Softball Registration Now Open

Play Softball with Yorkville Sports Association


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