Oh, that pollen

I’m kind of under the weather today, so I won’t have much to say. It’s allergies, I think.

My FaithBeat column tomorrow will be about my trip to Flushing with the “World Religions” classes from the Masters School inĀ  Dobbs Ferry.

And my interview with Archbishop Dolan should go on Sunday.

Dolan, by the way, told me that he has had allergies all his life:

“The two months of May and October I always found the worst. And those on the Catholic calendar are dedicated to the Blessed Mother. I would say to her ‘What are you trying to do to me?’ “

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.