Category Archives: Westchester Wanderer

Going beyond book club

I’ve always thought that 40-somethings make the best students. At mid-life, we know exactly what we are interested in and, conversely, what we aren’t. We have a thirst for knowledge and homework seems a breeze compared to dealing with real life issues. When I enrolled in Manhat­tanville’s masters of arts in creative writing program several […]

Column: Food, wine and thou

I’m hungry just writing this story. To me, there really isn’t anything better to do on a fall Sunday afternoon than eat great food, drink quality wine and listen to live music. On Sept. 22 in the Village of Scarsdale, there is a wonderful opportunity to do all three. The first annual Southern Westchester Food […]

In plein sight

Maybe it’s the back-to-school season that makes me want to fill up my fall calendar.  Or perhaps it’s the product of a long, lazy summer with very few plans. Regardless, when September comes around, I’m anxious to find stimulating and entertaining functions to put on my agenda. And when it takes place outside, even better. […]

Column: Cool tools for school

On a rainy Tuesday morning in August, I witnessed a small miracle in the basement of the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. Two hundred and sixty volunteers aged six to 90 turned up to fill 2,030 backpacks so that kids in our community can return to school with all the right tools. The bags […]

Hot summer books

Stephen King said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” He wasn’t the first best-selling author to give those words of advice and I don’t know any writer that doesn’t take them seriously, including me. Many of my friends know […]

Column: Mario Pablo’s neighborhood

With a new set of eyes, you see things you may have not even known were there even if you’ve driven down the main street of that town hundreds of times. When you take a second look with those new eyes, you might meet someone with a strong passion for his hometown and it can […]