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The Hanging Tree

Witches were once executed along the shores of Patchogue’s Swan River. …at least that’s what some folks around here say. It’s a colorful piece of local lore; that the bodies of condemned witches once swung from the branches of a … Continue reading

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Hagerman’s Hills

Hagerman/East Patchogue This morning, Robert and I embarked on a quest to locate the mythical land of Hagerman. Geographic names are not limited to their assignment on maps. They are living, fluid things, often varying according to region. And sometimes … Continue reading

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Eating the Southern State

Babylon The winter had been cruel this year. Harsh wind and dirty snow prevented me from taking Robert out on our weekly adventures. But today, the temperatures climbed into the 50s, and the sun radiated warmth across the island. Robert … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Tree

Patchogue Patchogue is my adopted hometown. I was raised in Bohemia. But Small Rob is native born. So why not start our blog at home? Rob’s mother left for the gym. I wasted no time packing the little guy up … Continue reading

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Laminate Graves

Commack It was a particularly difficult morning. Small Rob was already screaming and I didn’t even have directions to our destination. I knew the best course of action was to get him into his winter bear suit as quickly as … Continue reading

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Welcome to Small History

The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the adventures of a dad who, tasked with the challenge of entertaining his infant son, has taken to the road. Sometimes the best way to calm a distressed infant, as any parent … Continue reading

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