If I had put all the words I've written on this site, it would certainly replace Ambien as a sleep aid, and it might even bring down the Internet. So I chose a few columns that I wrote on the editorial board in my final 11 years at Newsday, plus a few articles that I wrote when I covered the religion beat. There's nothing here from my time covering the Town of Brookhaven, the County of Suffolk, and the State of New York. Those pieces are too time-and-place-specific. What I've included here are pieces with a longer shelf life. I hope you like them.