Long Island

Long Island foliage

In the summertime, Long Island turns into a lush, humid jungle. Both sides of the road to the beach were clogged with vegetation. I don't know what sort of tree this is; from far away, it tricks you into believing…

A walk to the beach

I arrived on Long Island on Wednesday night. I'm currently at the home of Bro No. 2, father of Niece No. 5, who is 3.5 years old. They live about a quarter of a mile down the road fom the…

It’s all relative

Up on Long Island, when you walk outside into crisp, cold winter air and smell wood smoke, it’s a comforting smell. It means someone has a wood-burning fireplace and there’s a nice, cozy, warm fire blazing in their hearth. It’s…