January 25, 2008 RSS feed / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Atlantic Engine Company #1 - RBVFD - From The 1902 Front Page

The Rockaways had a volunteer fire department from 1886 to 1905, the latter year beginning the takeover by paid New York City firemen. More...

The Progressive

Jesus and Politics

The practice of Christian wisdom consists, beloved, not in an eloquent ability to preach or in the desire for fame and glory, but in that sincere and willing humility in which our lord Jesus Christ himself More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... Just west of Seaside Avenue in Rockaway Beach, the 1987 Chevrolet police radio patrol car spun around out of control and slammed into a utility pole on the north side of Beach Channel Drive. More...

Broad Channel Bits

It is not always obvious from the temperature that it is winter. When the winter winds whistle through the tree branches and house eaves, it is quite a sound. For some reason the sound seems to make the temperature feel colder. More...

From the Editor's Desk

Unintended Consequences: When Good Laws Go Bad

Having won the 1936 election by a wide margin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to use his political capital to push some of his favorite projects, one of those being housing for the poor. More...

The Inner Voice

Recently, a couple of things have just fallen into place in my life because I was able to let go of timing. When I get insecure, I want an answer immediately... now… ordinarily so that my insecurities will be met. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

The amount of information available on the Internet is mind-boggling. A recent estimate put the number of web pages on the Internet at over twenty-nine billion. More...

Simon says...

As we sit here today to write our column it will soon be the 12th anniversary of the death of my beloved mother, Jennie, who passed away on January 31, 1996. Who would even think it is 12 years? It still feels like yesterday. More...


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