Raymond S. Pfeiffer

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Book Review: "Containing History: How Cold War History Explains US-Russia Relations"

Stephen Friot’s detailed, authoritative, and fascinating study of the history of relations between Russia and the USA broadens and deepens our grasp of the story of the last hundred years, and current realities.

Volume 19, Issue 3, March 2024
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

Duped: We Thought We Knew Seagulls!

I dislike hordes of seagulls as much as anyone. When my partner, JBJ, and I went to see a movie in Kingston last summer, we were accosted and disgusted by dozens of seagulls in the parking lot . . .

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

Book Review: The Opinionated Middle Ground: Consensus is Possible and Polarization is Curable

Throughout these illuminating discussions, Cowan writes in a straight-forward manner . . . and explaining in detail the facts that one must know to be able to seek middle ground . . .

Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2024
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

Alternative Personalities

It began one bright, blue, late summer morning in 2017, a year with a highwater level that was receding as fall approached. At breakfast, we noticed a ring-billed gull perched on a newly reappearing rock . . .

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

Sea Smoke Rising, A River Odyssey

It was at the intermission, when I went out on the Playhouse deck, that I discovered considerable fog on the River. I could not see our lighthouse...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

Halloween Storm of 2019: A Witches’ Brew First-Hand*

To know that a storm is coming is to apprehend mystery and fate... By bedtime, it was blowing a gale.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Raymond S. Pfeiffer